As of this month, parents and guardians are allowed under California law to administer medical marijuana products to K-12 public school students.
Los Angeles medical marijuana lawyers know the law is significant for two main reasons:
- It does not force public school districts to adopt any policy compelling school personnel to administer medical cannabis products to children;
- It does give access to the largest public school population in the nation (roughly 6 million).
Although the law is controversial, it is not without precedent. Eight other states (Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, Illinois, Florida, Delaware, New Jersey and Maine) also allow medical marijuana to be administered to children on campus. Thus far, none of those schools that allow this practice has lost federal funding. Continue reading