Medical marijuana at school – Should it be allowed? – Poll
Genny Barbour is a 16-year-old girl with autism and epilepsy who finds relief from frequent seizures through medically prescribed cannabis oil. According to NJ.com, her family is suing The Larc School for children with disabilities, where Barbour attends, because its board won't allow her to use the oil at school. This means Barbour must leave the Bellmawr campus to apply the substance, causing her to only complete half days.
While medical marijuana is legal in New Jersey, the school argues marijuana possession remains a federal crime. Thus, allowing students to consume the substance on campus, they say, would make them guilty of breaking the law.
Should provisions be made to allow medical marijuana in schools? What are the pros and cons of each choice? Let us know what you think by taking our poll and commenting below.