Don’t you just LOVE good news? Blogees I’ve been tracking a story happening only an hour from where I live. An 11 year old from a Schaumburg, IL school district was allowed to have medical marijuana administered to her on school grounds or buses.
Why is this a big deal, and why am I so happy?
- Cannabis consumption, sales, or possession is not allowed on school grounds in Illinois. Good for children’s safety. Bad for children with conditions that are currently treated with cannabis.
- The move was a result of a lawsuit, which revealed the student had a RIGHT to take her medication. This is a big move.
So if using cannabis on school grounds is illegal, how did this exception happen? In the lawsuit, the policy violates the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The student is a leukemia patient who uses cannabis to treat seizures.
CANNABIS POLICY REFORMATION IS NECESSARY. Imagine the tons of other underage patients this could potentially benefit. Parents are forced to fight a crooked system simply to provide necessary treatment for their children.
Do you, or someone you know, with a serious medical condition using medical cannabis for relief? Their children? What are your/their obstacles?
Tomorrow will be another, and hopefully final, hearing for the student and school district. Thanks to her parents, maybe more will have a chance to present medicating (if necessary) safely while at school. Progress!
Comment below and let’s keep the conversation going.
And please join or support your local NORML chapter!!