School district OKs medical pot for students

Posted at 9:59 AM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 12:37:06-04

A Colorado Springs-area school district will now allow students who rely on medical marijuana to take doses at school.

The Falcon District 49 school board unanimously approved the policy Thursday.

Parents or state-licensed caregivers, but not school staffers, would be allowed to give students non-inhalable forms of marijuana, such as edibles and oils.

All Colorado schools would be required to allow such medical marijuana use under a bill passed by state lawmakers and awaiting the governor's signature. Gov. John Hickenlooper has said he supports it.

Falcon's policy was inspired by the suspension of a disabled student who accidentally brought cannabis pills to school in his lunch. He uses medical marijuana to treat his seizures.