A bill proposed by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would allow medical marijuana on school campuses for students who require it for treatment.
House Bill 1060 aims to permit students to consume medical marijuana on school property, aboard buses and while attending school-sponsored events.
Students must meet the demands of state law RCW 69.51A.220, which requires that health care professionals must authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Minors may receive treatment with the approval of their guardians.
According to the Legislator’s Guide to Washington’s Marijuana Laws, a qualifying medical condition is “severe enough to significantly interfere with the patient’s activities of daily living and ability to function.”
Common disabilities or illnesses are cancer, epilepsy, anorexia, post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain.
Blake filed HB 1060 at the request of a constituent whose daughter couldn’t receive treatment at school.