SEMO Officials Taking Steps to Allow Alcohol Consumption at Athletic Events

The Board of Regents for Southeast Missouri State University held a meeting on Friday morning to contemplate revising the  current alcohol beverage use policy when it comes to athletic events. University officials approved a motion to update a policy on beer and wine at home collegiate athletic events. This comes after alcohol was served in other various venues during other university events. University officials said based on these events, updating the current alcohol beverage policy is recommended. This would allow beer and wine to be sold at all university events in Cape Girardeau. if an update to the policy occurs, the sales would start as early as basketball season in November. Additional matters on the meeting agenda were considerations to revise the University’s Tobacco Use Policy to develop cybervsecurity. University officials said smoking and the use of tobacco and medical marijuana products is prohibited at all times at university owned, leased or occupied facilities that the university owns, leases or occupies. This also applies to events on university properties or in vehicles1 0owned by the university. University officials said, an outdoor smoking area outside the Show Me Center and River Campus Cultural Arts Center will be available for smoking and the use of tobacco products during public events or performances. Officials say, University-designated and approved research projects on hemp (marijuana containing less than 0.3 percent of the THC compound) is allowed within parameters governed by Missouri Statutes and/or the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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