SACRAMENTO (AP) — California schools may soon allow parents to administer medical marijuana to their children on K-12 campuses.
The California Assembly approved a bill Monday that lets school boards decide whether parents can administer medical marijuana on school campuses. It would allow the use of marijuana in non-smoking form.READ MORE: After 5-Hour Chase in San Francisco, Dog Rescued, Restored to Owner
Current law prevents marijuana on school campuses, meaning children who use medical cannabis to treat seizures have to go off campus to get their medication. Supporters of the bill say that’s a dangerous and onerous requirement.
Opponents worry about allowing the drug on campus and question whether medical marijuana regulations for children are strong enough.READ MORE: Two Dead, Four Wounded In Downtown San Rafael Late-Night Shooting
If it passes the Senate in a final vote it will go to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. His predecessor, Jerry Brown, vetoed a similar proposal last year.
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