California bill would allow medical pot on school campuses

    Joseph Hough, an employee at the Canna Care medical marijuana dispensary, displays a pre-packaged marijuana bud Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Tucked in the state budget agreement reached between Gov. Jerry Brown and top legislative Democrats, are standards to merge the state's new voter-approved recreational marijuana law with the long-standing medical marijuana program. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the budget plan, Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Some California parents would be allowed to give their children medical marijuana on school campuses under a bill that's cleared the state Assembly.

    California allows minors to use medical marijuana with parental permission but prohibits marijuana on school campuses. Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill says it's disruptive to students' learning if their parents must take them off campus to administer medicine.

    Hill says the legislation was inspired by a student in his South San Francisco district who takes medical marijuana to stop constant seizures.

    The marijuana would have to be in non-smoking form. School districts must opt-in to the law; it is not a state mandate.

    Hill's office says seven other states allow medical marijuana on school campuses.

    The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

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