Illinois attorney general says girl can use medical marijuana at school

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Published on 1/28/18

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Some situations seem like common sense but when it comes to rapidly changing laws there will always be overlapping contradiction where law enforcement isn't sure what to do. Illinois allows medical marijuana for adults and minors with a prescription from a doctor, however one 6th grade patient ran into trouble when her school declined allowing her to use her cannabis medication to treat her seizures. Her parents promptly sued the school and were met with a solution in only a few days as the assistant attorney general says the school is allowed to administer the medication until the attorney general's office can decide how to handle the state law's contradiction of prohibition. 

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. Illinois' medical cannabis law prohibits possessing or using marijuana on school grounds or buses.

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