‘Game Changer’ School Is First to Allow Students Right to Medical Marijuana

A severely autistic teenager has inspired a major law change requiring school districts to allow minors under medical marijuana care to receive those treatments on school property. The law is a first in the nation.

“We didn’t think it would ever happen,” Lora Barbour, the mother of that teen —16-year-old Genny Barbour of Maple Shade, N.J., pictured above — told CBS Philly this week. “A godsend.”

Lora and her husband, Roger, an attorney who represented their case, had sued their school district (which presides over Genny’s private special-needs school, the Larc School) back in May after it barred Genny from receiving a doctor-prescribed dose of cannabis oil on school property.

In addition to autism, Genny suffers from a seizure disorder, and receiving three daily doses of homemade cannabis oil — which has healing but not psychoactive properties and is taken orally and not smoked — had cut back on her...

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