News Colorado school district will let its students use medical marijuana

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    A Colorado school district adopted a policy that will let students receive doses of medicinal marijuana during on school grounds.


    The District 49 Board of Education in Peyton, Colorado, unanimously voted on the policy, called “Jax’s Policy”, after 16-year-old, Jackson “Jax” Stormes. In May 2015, Stormes was suspended for carrying cannabis oil used to treat his Dravet Syndrome, a “rare and catastrophic” form of epilepsy, and Juvenile Parkinson’s.

    “In 2012, we pretty much ran out of options,” his mother, Jennie Stormes, said in a press release. “We started cannabis, and almost immediately he did better. His seizures were in better control. He was just starting to thrive and do so much better.”

    District 49 said the administration of prescription medications on school grounds is permissible if it cannot be performed outside of the school day.

    “This process began firmly rooted in the cultural values of respect and care for one of our students,” Marie LaVere-Wright, District 49 Board of Education president, said. “[Jax’s] struggle to balance his medical need for cannabinoid oil with attending school represented a struggle faced by approximately 40 other students in our district.”

    Students are limited to using “non-inhalable” cannabinoid products, such as edibles or lotions, that can be ingested quickly.

    The policy prohibits students from using cannabis recreationally - doing so would result in suspension or expulsion.

    However, should the federal government object to this new policy, the district will comply with any cease and desist order to preserve the $7m (£4.87m) the schools receive.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...juana-colorado-schools-students-a7032216.html
     
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    I looked this kid up
    figure with a name like jax stormes he'd be a real douchebag
    this kid isn't right
    he's a fucking mess
    let him get a little high
     
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    Yet in my state a old person on chemo cant even get medical, you just have to suffer.
     
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    Cool. Now the teachers can get the 14 year old boys high before they bang them.
     
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    Suddenly, 70% of high school students will be suffering from glaucoma
     
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    it's the end of the world as we know it! :nooo:



    :leaf:
     
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    Lets hang out here for a bit for the fake outrage :c
     
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    I have zero problem with a kid using a non-THC form of an edible marijuana product at school if a legitimate medical need exists and if the prescribed dosing schedule is such that he can't get through six straight hours without a hit.

    But I will state my belief that whatever reluctance may be encountered in response to these programs is largely attributable to the widespread abuses we've seen with the larger medical marijuana movement. For many (but certainly not all), medical marijuana is simply a way to game the system. Unethical doctors have built entire practices around nothing more than writing prescriptions to anyone who walks through the door. Understand, this is in no way a condemnation of those who wish to use marijuana for recreational purposes. It's a condemnation of the 'ends justifies the means' mindset which makes a mockery of our system of prescribing drugs - which, in and of itself, already requires a greater level of scrutiny and oversight.
     
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    This!

    What a crock of shit this is, how many "high school" students require medical weed? :facepalm:

    I guess stress and anxiety will be added to the list...
     
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    Pretty sure they had it covered but now you can be stoned in school paranoia free
     
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    What we should be talking about here is strictly the use of marijuana strains in which the THC component has been all but eliminated and the cannabinoid content has been enhanced. You can make the case that all medical marijuana should be of this variety, but it's even more imperative for those who are receiving it at school.
     
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    Big deal. I don't see why Xanax can be prescribed and perfectly legal, but this couldn't. I took one of my dog's Xanax pills (actually half of what my 55 lb dog was prescribed) and it wasn't all that unlike being stoned or drunk. I became lethargic and pretty buzzed. All I wanted to do was sleep. I certainly wouldn't drive after taking it. Then there's the ADD drugs which are basically speed. The problem here seems to be that marijuana has always been associated as a recreational drug. It doesn't seem to matter that it's effects aren't unlike other, perfectly acceptable, mood altering drugs that kids take every day.
     
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    I have always taken issue with the medical marijuana movement. It has almost nothing to do with medicine, and there is almost always a more valid (effective) form of treatment already on the market. But, there are all sorts of drugs, especially opiates, that are mood-altering and also get used for recreation and no one seems to bat an eye when those drugs get prescribed.
     
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    I have 0 problem with it too bro
     
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    I don't like the idea of giving kids a license to go running around school stoned, but I don't think that's the case here. What parent would go get a bogus prescription for their kid to take weed to school?
     
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    A fucking cool ass parent.
     
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    I went to school high almost every day





    And now I kill stuff for a living
     
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    Prayers out in school Pots in.