Updated on June 25, 2021.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
California became the ninth state to
allow K-12 students to take medical marijuana in school. The California law
requires that a prescription be
on file at the school, and that a parent administer the marijuana, which
cannot be in smokable or vapable form, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The law, “Jojo’s Act,” is named after a
teenager with severe epilepsy who takes medicinal cannabis to block seizures.
Most Republican lawmakers opposed the bill, because of concerns that it would
lead to abuse, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Other states that allow students to take
medical cannabis on school grounds include Colorado, Delaware, Florida,
Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Washington.