By Sam Dunklau
The Illinois General Assembly approved a measure allowing parents to give their kids medicaid marijuana while at school.
It’s named after Ashley Surin, an 11 year old girl who suffers from severe epilepsy. Her doctor prescribed her patches with a small amount of cannabis oil on them, which her parents say has been a “golden cure.”
But when she tried to use the patches at school in Hanover Park, they said no, because marijuana isn’t allowed on school grounds. Ashley’s parents suggested a plan, HB4870, to get rid of that ban for kids like their daughter.
State Senator Iris Martinez, a Chicago Democrat, is supporting the move. She says parents should be able to give kids the drug if they need it.
Read more at NPR Illinois