Toronto prof demands ventilated room for pot

Says medical condition requires the drug
||Last Updated: 10/30/2006

A Toronto professor is refusing to step foot on York University's campus until the school accommodates his need for medically-sanctioned marijuana.

Brian MacLean said Health Canada has authorized him to use pot for an undisclosed illness. But he said there's nowhere on campus where he can smoke it.

MacLean said he needs to medicate many times throughout the day and that he can't not smoke marijuana while he's at work. He said he wants York to create a ventilated room for him, similar to the one the University of Toronto created for a professor who also smokes medical marijuana.