The state-mandated policy allows for medical marijuana to be given to a student — for whom it has been prescribed by a physician — at school, on board a school bus or while attending a school-sponsored event. It is administered by a primary caregiver, which can be a parent.
The student-patient and the primary caregiver must have been issued a “registry identification card” by the state Department of Health. The parent must submit a written request with supporting documentation to the principal, requesting approval for the primary caregiver to assist in administering medical marijuana to the student.
The medical marijuana must be in the possession of the primary caregiver at all times, except when it is being administered. The primary caregiver must comply with the requirements of the principal’s written approval for administering medical marijuana.