11 Year Old’s Medical Marijuana Use Approved at School

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office on Friday told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders.

Illinois’ medical cannabis law prohibits possessing or using marijuana on school grounds or buses. After Friday’s ruling, Ashley Surin is now the sole exemption.

The commitment made to U.S. District Judge John Blakey came two days after the student’s parents sued Schaumburg-based District 54 and the state for the girl’s right to take medical marijuana at school.

Parents Jim and Maureen Surin contend the policy violates the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Chicago Tribune reported .

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SOURCE: The Associated Press. (2018, January 15). FOX10. Retrieved from http://www.fox10tv.com/story/37265437/judge-allows-11-year-old-to-use-medical-marijuana-at-school

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