Illinois House votes to allow medical marijuana in schools

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Soon, parents will be able to give their children medical marijuana at school, thanks to a bill that was passed in the Illinois House.

Lawmakers are pushing a plan to support the initiative, which would allow parents or guardians to give infused medical marijuana products to their children with severe medical conditions, on public or private school grounds.

Non-smoking products like food, oils and ointments are required.

“If we are concerned, not only about their schooling — we don’t want them to be out of school, we don’t want a parent to take a child out of school to get the child medication — so, let the child take it at school,” said supporter of the bill, Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie).

The House voted in favor of the proposal, which now sits in the Senate.

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