On Monday, the California House of Representatives approved a bill that will let school boards decide whether parents will be allowed to give their kids medical marijuana on campus. Currently, students must leave campus to consume their meds, which critics say is a risky policy.
The state assembly’s decision does not apply to smokeable cannabis. The legislation will now go to the state senate for approval. Last year, ex-Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Jojo’s Act, a similar bill named after a San Francisco High School student and medical marijuana patient, after it had passed both the state House and Senate.
In September of 2018, a California judge ruled that five-year-old Brooke Adams could attend public school and bring her cannabis-based medication with her to take on campus. She had previously been banned from attending by Rincon Valley Union School District, which had taken the stance that Adams’ presence would violate state laws regarding medical cannabis on school campuses.
“I was so overwhelmed with emotion and joy that we don’t have to fight anymore after a battle of over two years,” her mother Jana Adams told a local newspaper at the time. “I’m grateful that we had this ruling so she can