A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a state judge has ruled.
The Rincon Valley Union district in Santa Rosa sought to ban the ointment from school grounds because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana. Authorities argued that allowing Brooke Adams, 5, to use the drug at school violated state and federal laws barring medical marijuana on school grounds.
Medical marijuana use in private with a doctor’s recommendation is legal in California.
A judge’s temporary order permitted Brooke to start school in August while the district’s objections were considered. A nurse accompanies Brooke to school and has had to apply the oil three times to treat seizures.
A version of this article appeared in the October 03, 2018 edition of Education Week as Court Orders California District to Permit Child to Bring Cannabis Drug to School