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Leon County Schools to decide on medical marijuana policy for students

Posted at 6:17 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 18:17:25-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County School District is set to vote on a policy to regulate how students who may need the drug can get it properly administered to them.

This was a state mandate for all school districts in Florida to have a policy in place for students who use marijuana medically. Since marijuana is illegal in the state of Florida and the school system gets state funding they will not be administering the drug,

Tuesday night, the school district will go over exactly how the drug should be administered on school grounds. Assistant Superintendent Alan Cox says the are only allowing the use of oils.

"You know we don't allow... it's no or low THC, which is the hallucinogen that in marijuana," said Cox. "We don't allow any of that. We don't allow the smokeable form, the chewable form any of that just the oils."

The medical marijuana cannot be held on the schools campus like other drugs and must be taken in designated areas.

The school board says the drug must be administered by a parent or caregiver. Their is a form that must be signed for that to legally take place.

After the board votes on the policy Tuesday night, it will go into effect Wednesday.