District proposes new medical marijuana policy for in school use
Parents in school district 49 are weighing in on its new medical marijuana policy for students in school. Thursday night the district proposed a policy that would allow a parent, caregiver or medical professional to administer cannabis to a student on campus. The policy only applies to students who have a doctor's recommendation to use cannabis as a part of medical treatment for conditions such as autism or seizures. While oils, lotions and edibles would be allowed smoking or patches would not be approved. Parents are hopeful that they can convince the board that cannabis patches should be allowed. Not all parents were in favor of the agreement because federal funding issues may come with the policy. The board will vote on May 12th.