New Washington Law Allows Medical Marijuana to Be Given at Public Schools

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a new law into effect which allows parents in Washington the ability to medicate their children with marijuana on school grounds.

The newly passed House Bill 1095 only recognizes the application of certain products containing cannabinoids, such as oils and creams, which have a THC concentration of 0.3 percent or less and specifies a small number of medical conditions which a student must have in order to receive such treatment.

“This is really talking about oils that are very low dose with THC,” explained Julie Robinson, RN, MN and school nurse for the Wenatchee School District (WSD). “But they’ve got this cannabinoid that seems to be effective in a small number of students who would have intractable seizures. TBD oils may also be used for students who have severe spasticity.”

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