Nowadays, whether you look at print or online media, most sections are filled with issues faced by many parents or caregivers with respect to medical marijuana use as a medicine on school premises.
Recently, one such case was in the limelight:
Karina Garcia was forced to drive her son out of his school every day to administer cannabis medicine for his chronic epilepsy condition.
To end discrimination for Karina and many other caregivers/guardians, the California State Assembly is now considering to allow medical marijuana use in schools. This Senate Bill 1127 was introduced and sponsored by State Senator Jerry Hill.
# Section 1:
To acknowledge the efforts made by Karina Garcia, this bill would be passed in the name of his son and will be referred to as the Jojo’s Act.
# Section 2:
School authorities maintaining kindergarten or grades 1 to 12 will now allow parents or guardians to administer medical marijuana medicine on the school premises.
However, they must abide by these rules:
– Before giving medicine, they must report to the school authorities.
– A copy of the medical recommendation must be submitted to the school authorities.
– While giving medical cannabis medicine, they should not disrupt their school’s educational environment.
– Only capsules or liquid form of medical cannabis will be allowed.
– Rest of the medicine stock must be removed from the school premises.
– No school personnel or staff member need to be present at the time of consumption of this medicine by the pupil.
– The records submitted should remain confidential. Except, if required by any state or federal agency.
Are you in support of this bill?