Students at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada who have ingested too much cannabis will have a safe space to come down from their high. The university announced recently that students stoned on marijuana will be now be allowed to make use of the Post-Alcohol Support Space. The facility was launched in January of this year as a way to keep students drunk on alcohol safe from harm.
“The PASS initiative was developed around three key principles: to make the space supportive, nonjudgmental and consequence free,” according to the University of Calgary website. “A stay at the PASS won’t trigger communications to professors or family members and it doesn’t go on any record, academic or otherwise.”
Originally, the PASS facility was intended only for students who had been using alcohol. But when it was determined that some of the students who had used the service its first semester of operation were also high on marijuana, that policy was changed. The move comes as Canada is set to legalize the recreational use of cannabis next month.
The PASS room is now open to students who have used too much alcohol, cannabis, or both substances. Students must be verbal and mobile and