Why are colleges expelling students for taking legal medicine?

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Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical cannabis challenge decades-old campus drug policies.

In states where medical cannabis is legal, students disciplined for using it are taking their schools to court. College officials argue they could lose federal funding for failing to follow federal law that labels cannabis an illegal drug with no accepted medical use.

Guest article written by Associated Press