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Augusta School Board Approves Medical Marijuana Policy

Body and Mind
Body and Mind February 12, 2016
Maine Map, Photo Credit Greenwich Mean Time
Maine Map, Photo Credit Greenwich Mean Time

Across America and the world, medical marijuana laws, policies, treatments, and even perceptions appear to be shifting a little each month.

Yesterday and by unanimous vote, Augusta, Maine school board members approved a medical marijuana policy. Below is part of the story.

“Superintendent James Anastasio said the policy is based on a model policy from the Maine School Management Association. The policy is meant to give guidance to staff members in dealing with students who use medical marijuana to manage a medical condition and have written certification from a medical provider for the use of medical marijuana. The policy states students would not be allowed to possess medical marijuana in school and requires medical marijuana to be administered, in nonsmokable form, by a primary caregiver, such as a parent. The Winslow School Board approved a similar policy last month, as school districts across the state work to comply with a state law passed last year.

The policy states, ‘The Board recognizes that there may be some students in the Augusta School Department schools who rely on the use of medical marijuana to manage a medical condition and who may be unable to effectively function at school without it.'”

Read More of the CentralMaine.com Story Regarding Medical Marijuana

Please use medical marijuana responsibly. Be sure to follow the marijuana laws set by your state. For location information on a medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas, Nevada, we suggest visiting Weedmaps. Weedmaps is an excellent medical marijuana resource as well as having detailed listings on medical marijuana dispensaries.


Body and Mind
Body and Mind February 12, 2016

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