Today marks the first day of work for Washington State Congress, and the session was kicked off by a bill proposal affecting students who have been prescribed medical marijuana. Aberdeen representative Brian Blake announced the filing of HB 1060, which would allow children to be administered medical marijuana on their school grounds, on the bus, or at school-sponsored events.
Currently, the state’s kids have to leave school campus to get their meds. The bill would require that both the student and their designated provider register in the state’s medical marijuana database, and carry ID cards to that effect.
It is not the first time such legislation has been proposed. Last year’s similar HB 1060 made it as far as its third reading by the House Rules Committee.
In Washington, medical marijuana patients legally qualify with conditions that are “severe enough to significantly interfere with the patient’s activities of daily living and ability to function.”
The hold-up on in-school medical marijuana deeply affects the kids who depend on cannabis for daily functioning. “This is not a scary thing,” The Associated Press reported parent Meagan Holt as saying at committee hearings for HB 1060. Her daughter has Zellweger Syndrome, whose symptoms the family