Washington State Allows Use of Medical Marijuana in School

Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

The dream of many students is to spark up in school. A recent Washington state law just turned that dream into a reality. In Washington, a student who holds a medical marijuana card can now use marijuana products on school grounds.

Washington state’s governor signed a bill last month that allows for medical marijuana consumption in schools. A bipartisan effort proposed the legislation, and will successfully implement it into Washington state law. The bill passed the legislation by a 79-16 vote, and the law will go into effect in July of 2019.

For a student to be eligible to consume marijuana in school they need a medical marijuana card, as well as parental permission. If the student has this, the school district has to formulate policies that accommodate the student. This will be beneficial to students in need, as well as broadening the scope for drug liberty in the United States.

For instance, a student in Flordia used medical marijuana to deal with her stomach pains. In turn, the school recommended the dismissal of the student. Students across the United States are in need of medical marijuana to deal with difficult-to-solve issues.

Washington and the Broader Picture of Medical Marijuana

Moreover, the Washington state bill will help all Americans in the broader effort to work towards substance legalization. Marijuana is a schedule one drug, meaning that the BEA believes it has a high potential for abuse. The consequence of such a law results in explicit forms of oppression and marginalization for everyone, especially minority communities. Every step that every step takes is going to help in the fight against such dangerous laws and lead to a freer America.

Ketamine, as an example of another step, has recently been liberalized. Many realize that the laws regarding ketamine have deadly effects, so in turn, the FDA approved a ketamine-derived antidepressant. Any procedure or legislation that moves us closer to cognitive liberty and new treatments for illnesses should be fully embraced. Small steps like this all across the United States will only serve to benefit Americans and our overall health as well.


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