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Suburban Elementary School Student Allowed To Receive Medical Marijuana Treatment At School

A suburban elementary school student will now be allowed to receive medical marijuana treatment at school. While Illinois’ medical marijuana program exempts patients from state prosecution, it says they can’t use the drug at schools. But because of a lawsuit filed by her parents, an eleven year old girl with leukemia will now be allowed to consume the drug at school. In federal court Friday, the Illinois Attorney General’s office assured lawyers for Schaumburg School District 54 that school employees would not be prosecuted for administering the drug. A lawyer for the school district says she’s satisfied with the attorney general’s promise, but would like to see a permanent change to marijuana laws in Illinois.

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