November 13, 2018

Pot in schools? Allowed only on a student-by-student basis as medicine

While a case involving a CA school district and student who relies on medical marijuana to treat her seizure disorder is now settled in favor of the child, legal experts say administrators facing similar issues can’t apply the ruling to their schools.

A state administrative law judge ruled late last month that Rincon Valley Union School District must allow a student’s nurse to administer medical marijuana, as needed, on campus and on school transportation. The case arose from a dispute over whether the district was required to allow the child to attend a public campus and use school transportation since she required administration of a rescue medication for seizures which contains TCH, the part of the marijuana plant that creates a “high.”

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