11-year-old girl allowed to use medical marijuana at school

16 January, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • GettyImages-149252007

A suburban sixth grader will be allowed to take her medically-prescribed marijuana in school without fear of getting herself or the school employees in trouble with the law.

While medical marijuana is legal in IL, it is against the law for students to use it in school or have school nurses administer it.

Lawyers for the school district and attorney general's office will meet back in court next week to work on a long-term plan for Ashley and the school. The district, with more than 15,000 elementary school students, helps more than 1,700 of its students administer prescriptions and school officials are confident they can safely assist Ashley as needed with medical cannabis, Kriha said.

Ashley received treatments and a "substantial" amount of traditional medications to treat her seizures, but they were not successful, and the child's treating physicians have certified her as being qualified to receive medical marijuana to treat her epilepsy, the suit stated. "Her brain used to be like in a cloud", Maureen Surin, the girl's mother, told media. Ashley has been using a medical marijuana foot patch and rubbing oil - with positive results. The family argued in the lawsuit that the state's medical marijuana law as written denies the child due process and violates the federally mandated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


"We do also share the same concerns and care about (A.S.) and her family in this situation", Schaumburg School District superintendent Andrew DuRoss told USA Today.

Could the ruling, the first of its kind, be a trendsetter for other school districts across the nation? Ashley was out of school for about two weeks as this legal drama unfolded. Sometimes she uses "cannabis oil drops" on her tongue or wrists. The measure was called Jack's Law, for Jack Splitt, a 15-year-old with cerebral palsy who died that year, after the law was passed.

The girl's doctors explained to officials that she can suffer symptoms that would require marijuana "at any time during the school day", the newspaper reported.

Chicago Tribune's Steve Schmadeke contributed.

Recommended:



Popular

Environmental Groups Question Motives for Florida Drilling Exemption
Susan Glickman, Florida director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, said things looked a little too orchestrated when U.S. Randy Sturgill of Oak Island, an organizer for the non-profit environmental group Oceana, was more direct.

1st ODI: Jason Roy record inspires England to victory over Australia
England won the toss and chose to bowl against Australia in Sunday's opening one-day global at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Yet on this occasion he made an even bigger impact, clubbing 16 fours and five sixes in a stunning performance.

Doug Jones cosponsors bill to renew CHIP funding
Since 1997, CHIP has provided healthcare to millions of Americans and helped to drastically reduce the uninsured rate of children. A second analysis, released publicly on Thursday, projects $6 billion in savings if Congress funds the program for 10 years.

Intel Says Meltdown, Spectre Patches Can Cause Reboot Problems in Old Chips
With regards to Variant 1 ( Spectre , Bounds Check Bypass), Papermaster says that AMD processors are in fact vulnerable. The company advised end-users to continue to apply updates recommended by their system and operating system providers.

Capitol Chat: Gov. Brown's Final Budget
Brown must sign a budget by June 30, giving him and lawmakers about five months to negotiate on spending priorities. State officials and economists said planning for the 2018-2019 budget cycle had been particularly hard this year.

Georgia's Jacob Eason to transfer to Washington
After just a couple snaps in 2017, Georgia fans never got to know what Eason had became after beating out Fromm in the offseason. In 14 games at UGA, Eason completed 208 of 377 passes for 2,458 yards, 16 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Israel detained 3617 Palestinians in 2017
But both groups have failed to finalise details of the deal, which had been due to be completed on 1 December 2017. The Gaza Strip relies on three sources of energy that are not enough to meet its needs.

Four judges revolt against chief justice of Supreme Court
The Judges also said that this matter has been raised before the Chief Justice of India but no action has been taken yet. He said that the four Judges of the SC coming against the Chief Justice should be perceived with seriousness.

Mets agree to $39M, three-year deal with free agent Jay Bruce
Martinez still out there seemingly holding up other players, however, seems to have created a buyers market in January. The lack of movement on the free agent market this winter and particularly with top slugging outfielder J.D.

Rebekah Shelton not dead: culprit of hoax "will pay"
Another replied to the message and said they would remember her as "one of the most lovable BB housemates". Of being abandoned after undergoing surgery, she said: "I wanted to kill myself, it was a nightmare".