Rauner OKs Allowing Medical Cannabis for Students at School
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring public schools to allow parents to administer medical marijuana at school to eligible children.
The law allows parents or guardians to administer a "cannabis-infused product" to a student on school property or a school bus. Both the parent and the child have to be cleared by the state's medical marijuana law.
The law does authorize a school to prohibit dispensing the drug if administrators determine it would create a "disruption to the school's educational environment" or would expose other students to the product.
Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy sponsored the measure. She says medical marijuana is often necessary for children with debilitating conditions to be able to attend school.