When Vinay Shah was busted for dealing marijuana, I thought we were seeing the beginnings of a new prohibitions at Pomona College. Unfortunately I was right. The latest story of Pomona's drug problem is a sponsor paying an excessive $125 fine for lighting up with his sponsees.
But here's what's got me the most disturbed. From The Student Life
Although no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found, everyone in the room at the time, including the sponsor, his two sponsees, and a visiting sponsor from another hall, were promptly reported to the administration for disciplinary action.When the police busts you for drugs, you generally have to be caught with it. What happened here? Did the students rat one another out?
The article doesn't say, but we're left to assume so. How else would they have known that a policy infraction occurred?
In any event, Pomona promises to make it clearer that you aren't supposed to be smoking illegal drugs on campus. Who would have thought? Next they'll say you can't drink alcohol until you are twenty-one. They promise harsher punishments in the future.
But I have been wondering, what if the student were smoking medical marijuana? Would he be subject to the same fine?