School Committee in Auburn, Maine, Approves Student Medical Marijuana Policy

The drug would only be administered in school under certain conditions

A school committee has approved a policy that would allow students to have medical marijuana administered in school under certain conditions.

The Auburn School Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night in favor of the policy.

Auburn Assistant Superintendent Michelle McClellan says any medical marijuana would have to be approved by a physician, and administered in school by a parent or guardian. Nurses wouldn't be able to administer the drug.

Marijuana doses would have to be in non-smoking form.

Superintendent Katy Grondin says a new state law requires all schools to adopt a medical marijuana policy. This policy would only apply to students under the age of 18.

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