Charlotte County Public Schools allow medical marijuana on campus
READING, WRITING AND MEDICALMARIJUANA!
CHARLOTTE COUNTYSCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALLOWIT TO ADMINISTERED TO STUDENTSFOR CERTAIN ILLNESSES.
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I’M PATRICKNOLAN..I’M JANE MONREAL.
THE SCHOOLDISTRICT’S POLICY WAS SET INTOPLACE TO COMPLY WITH A STATELAW...THAT DID NOT CLEARLYDEFINE HOW MEDICAL POT SHOULD BEGIVEN TO STUDENTS.4 IN YOUR CORNER’S ROCHELLEALLYENE EXPLAINS HOW THEDISTRICT IS SETTING ITS OWNRULES.After waiting for guidance fromthe state on this issue -- theschool district decided tocreate some guidelines of theirown on the use of medicalmarijuana for students who needthe drug to treat certainconditions.((Quick nat from parent))"I think it is the future."That future she’s talking about-- is the use of MedicalMarijuana.And at Charlotte County PublicSchools, the future is now.((Michael Riley//CharlotteCounty Public Schools CommunityLiason))"There are a number of doctorsin our town that have said thatthis would be beneficial to someof the children and if it isthat’s what we want."The school district recentlypassed a measure that will allowstudents with a prescription forit -- to use it on campus.But only if their parent ofguardian brings it to them.((Michael Riley//CharlotteCounty Public Schools CommunityLiason))"They are solely responsible.They bring it on to campus, theygo in the room, they administerit, they leave with whatever isleft of it and they’re gone."In order to qualify for theprogram parents must do thefollowing:Provide a copy of their child’sprescription to school each year-- and a written a statementassuming sole responsibility forthe medicine.They also can’t bring anysmokeable medical marijuana oncampus.The Charlotte County parents wespoke to say they’re on boardwith the program...((Erica Tougas//Parent))"If my children ever so neededit, I would do it, overprescribable medication that’smanufactured?
Absolutely."((Alicha Shery//Parent))"I know of people who do haveseizures and epilepsy their kidshave them too.
It just dependson a personal basis if it’s goodfor that child or not."In Charlotte County, RochelleAlleyne, Fox 4 in your co