In Central Florida, two school districts are preparing to allow medical marijuana on school grounds. The schools are located in Orange and Volusia. A caregiver or parent must be present to administer the medicine to approved students.
In Orange, caregivers are not permitted to be employed or affiliated with the schools, WESH 2 News reports. Students must have valid medical marijuana cards. In Volusia schools, the principal must designate a location on school grounds for a parent or assigned caregiver to administer the medicine.
The Orange County school system seems to be set to put policy in place. Volusia county schools plan to vote on a definite plan in an upcoming meeting.
Following pleas from two parents, the school districts are listening and working to instill change to their policies.
Parent J.J. Adams said, “It’s quality of life, it’s what these kids need, and it helps them, the parents, the teachers, it’s all around beneficial.”