January 18, 2017

Bill to Allow Medical Cannabis at Schools Filed in Washington State

January 18, 2017
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Legislation to allow for minors to be administered cannabis-based products for medical use while on school grounds has been filed in Washington’s House of Representatives.

House Bill 1060 would allow parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana products to students if they are qualified patients who have received a recommendation from a physician. “School grounds” includes school buses and school-sponsored events.

Below is the legislative digest for this measure:

Requires a school district to permit a student who meets certain requirements to consume marijuana for medical purposes on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or while attending a school-sponsored event. Requires the board of directors of a school district to adopt a policy that authorizes parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer marijuana to a student for medical purposes while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.

The proposal was initially assigned to the House Education Committee, but was quickly ‘relieved of further consideration” and sent to the House Healthcare and Wellness Committee. It had a public hearing in this committee yesterday morning, in which the vast majority spoke in favor.
 The measure is expected to be voted on by the committee in the coming days. If the committee decides to pass the measure, it would be sent to the full House of Representatives for consideration. If it passed the house, it would then go through the same process in the Senate. Approval in the Senate would sent it to Governor Jay Inslee for final consideration.
 Click here for the full text of House Bill 1060.


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