Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Judge rules suburban 5th grader can use medical marijuana at school

Judge rules suburban 5th grader can use medical marijuana at school

Ashley has been using a medical marijuana foot patch and rubbing oil with positive results.

The ruling comes after the girl's parents sued Schaumburg School District 54 for the right to take medical marijuana at school. However, it did not take long for the Illinois Attorney General's office to assure the school district that it could assist Ashley's medical needs without penalty. The parents have an 11-year-old daughter who is now undergoing chemotherapy to treat leukemia. An assistant attorney general told Blakey his office would allow the school to administer the drug until his office can figure out how to address the state law. However, the agreement will allow her to return to school next Tuesday. "And now she can think clearer and she's more alert". "Our firm represents over a hundred school districts in IL and the ramifications of this today will be felt throughout the state", said Darcy Kriha, attorney for School District 54. The family argues in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court that the state's medical marijuana law denies the child due process and violates the federally-mandated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Glink said that the IL case is somewhat analogous to a situation in Colorado, where a public school student successfully lobbied the state legislature to amend Colorado's medical marijuana law to permit its use in states school. Cannabis oil drops help her get through the school day, according to the lawsuit obtained by USA Today.

Ashley has been attending school off and on depending on her condition but likely won't be able to continue without her medication, which would be in conflict with a state law requiring children to go to school, said her attorney, Steve Glink.

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IL passed a medical marijuana law in 2014, but the statute prohibits the consumption or possession of cannabis on public school property.

The lawsuit points out the patch is occasionally ineffective in controlling her seizures. "She can interact, and can go back to school and learn and not be in a cloud".

He said two doctors must approve medical marijuana for kids under 18, so that medical professionals ultimately decide who qualifies, not lawmakers.

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