Legislation Allowing Medical Cannabis on School Grounds Passes WA House

Legislation Allowing Medical Cannabis on School Grounds Passes WA House

A legislative proposal that would allow patients to be administered medical cannabis while on school grounds has passed Washington State’s full House of Representatives.

House Bill 1060 was passed earlier today with a 78 to 19 vote, with one member of the House absent. The proposal now moves to the Senate, where its passage would send it to a supportive Governor Jay Inslee.

The proposed law would allow students who are medical cannabis patients to be administered medical cannabis (either by a parent, guardian or caregiver) on school grounds, which includes school buses and school-sponsored events.

Below is the legislative summary of the bill:

Requires a school district to permit a student who meets certain requirements to consume marijuana for medical purposes on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or while attending a school-sponsored event. Requires the board of directors of a school district to adopt a policy that authorizes parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer marijuana to a student for medical purposes while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.

You can click here for the full text of the measure.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Sat, 04 Mar 2017 03:41:07 +0000