Different countries view use of narcotics in a variety of ways. In the Middle East, there is a strict code of social mores. In most countries, drug use for non-medicinal purposes is illegal, and the local authorities may take official action against anyone found using or possessing any kind of drugs. While recreational drugs such as marijuana may be legal in your home state, they are NOT legal in Jordan and their use may result in jail and severe penalties.  If you are imprisoned in Jordan for illegal drug possession or use, it is highly unlikely that either the program or the US embassy would be able to do anything to assist you.  Jordan is simply cracking down on all drug use, with a very firm fist.

Use of recreational drugs while attending the School in Jordan is strictly prohibited.  Likewise, alcohol is strictly prohibited in all program events and spaces. Under no circumstances may students bring alcohol or drugs into a host family home.