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Policy considerations

When considering medical marijuana use on school grounds:

Be prepared for debate and discussion. “The medicinal use of cannabis is a controversial subject that inspires strong feelings all around,” says Darcy Kriha, founding partner at Kriha Law LLC, which is located near Chicago.

“The policy should be written in a manner that is clear and concise to help prevent misunderstandings.”

Educate school board members. Information and facts are powerful tools to help clarify an issue that not everyone agrees on, Kriha says.


LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Medical marijuana pushes boundaries in school district policies


To reduce stigmas, ask parents to share their “personal journey” about the positive effect medical marijuana has on their child.