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Health & FitCalifornia lawmakers advance measure allowing medical marijuana on K-12 campuses

20:55  27 august  2019
20:55  27 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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California 's state legislature has advanced a bill that would allow some parents to give their kids medical marijuana at K - 12 schools. Currently, medical marijuana is not allowed on campus , so children who use it to treat seizures have to take it off campus , the wire service reported.

- A California lawmaker wants to make it legal, and easier, for medical marijuana to be administered to children at school after being inspired by a “This is different,” Hill insisted on Wednesday. “Most of the medical marijuana used for these childhood diseases mostly comes in oils, capsules, tinctures

California's state legislature has advanced a bill that would allow some parents to give their kids medical marijuana at K-12 schools.

California lawmakers advance measure allowing medical marijuana on K-12 campuses © Getty Images California lawmakers advance measure allowing medical marijuana on K-12 campuses

The California Assembly on Monday passed the bill that would enable school boards to decide whether parents can give their kids medical marijuana in nonsmoking form on campus, according to The Associated Press.

Currently, medical marijuana is not allowed on campus, so children who use it to treat seizures have to take it off campus, the wire service reported.

The AP noted that people who support the bill argue this requirement is dangerous and burdensome, while opponents are concerned about permitting the substance on campus.

The bill has not passed the state Senate and would also need the approval of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) to go into effect.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed similar legislation last year.

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