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Parents of NJ medical marijuana teen battle her school

The Larc School in Belmawr, where Genny Barbour attends school, and the Maple Shade school district where she ilives have denied her parents request to allow her to consume marijuana oil on campus. She has a severe form of epilepsy. (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

TRENTON — The parents of a 16-year-old girl with epilepsy and autism are suing for her right to consume homemade cannabis oil at school because it has shown to control her seizures.

The Larc School for children with disabilities in Bellmawr and the Maple Shade school district that sends her there have denied the request, arguing marijuana possession remains a federal crime, and having the oil on campus would violate the drug-free school act. An administrative law judge sided with school officials in January.

Since mid-April, Genny Barbour has attended only...

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