Cannabis Could be Coming to Schools in Washington
-Medical Cannabis in School?
The parent of a 7-year-old Washington medical marijuana patient is seeking to be allowed to give medical cannabis in school to their child.
At present, although it’s legal in Washington to use cannabis it is not legal to use on school property.
This leaves patients, parents, and caregivers in an awkward position when deciding how to handle their child’s health issue.
Currently, the parent (John Barclay) has to pick up his daughter from school at lunchtime in order to take her home and give her cannabis oil.
He argues this is bad for her education and unfair to her and others like her. Mr. Barclay simply seeks equal treatment for kids suffering from conditions treated by cannabis.
The cannabis oil is “liquid gold,” according to Barclay. River, his daughter, suffers from seizures and cannabis has been the only thing that reliably treats them. River takes non-psychoactive CBD edibles in order to treat her seizures, but she needs a second dose at noon.
The legislature introduced a bill in Olympia that would allow giving medical cannabis in school. All children that are medical marijuana patients are covered.
The last thing a child facing serious medical issues needs is difficulty getting their medicine.