Legislation that would require school districts to allow students who are medical cannabis patients to be administered their medicine on school grounds has advanced in Washington’s Legislature.
House Bill 1060 was given approval yesterday by the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. Earlier this month the proposal passed the full House of Representatives with a 78 to 19 vote. The measure must now pass through one more committee before it can be voted on by the full Senate; passage in the Senate will send it to Governor Jay Inslee for consideration.
The legislation; “Requires a school district to permit a student who meets certain requirements to consume marijuana for medical purposes on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or while attending a school-sponsored event”, and; “Requires the board of directors of a school district to adopt a policy that authorizes parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer marijuana to a student for medical purposes while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.”