Last friday, a little girl from California finally got what she wanted. Struggling with a very rare version of Epilepsy, 5-year-old Brooke Adam’s family had tried everything to help her… But nothing had worked.
Until they tried a cannabis-based medication. The only problem was that she couldn’t take it to school.
The child’s mother, Jana Adams, had tried to convince the Rincon Valley Union authorities to allow her child to use the medication to school. But the authorities would have none of it since the cannabis-based ointment contained an active ingredient that violated federal and school laws.
The Girl Needs Cannabis Three Times A Day
Technically speaking, the school was just following the rules. But on moral grounds, it’s ridiculous to prevent the child from taking medicines that might actually help her. The little one suffers from seizures and needs the ointment to be applied three times every day. The school authorities tried to seek permission to ban the drug from school.
However, fate had other plans. Once the matter reached the court, the judge, Charles Marson, ruled in favor of the child! In California, using medical marijuana is legal as long as you have your physician’s prescription. Now, using cannabis in private is one thing, but using it in school is another matter altogether. Considering how cannabis is alienated due to myths and misinformation, the judge’s decision was obviously going to be a hard one.
But, based on the girl’s condition, the judge ruled that she could carry the medicine to school to treat her seizures. Marson presides over the office Special Education Division that tackles disagreements between parents of disabled children and the school districts. He also considered objections from the school.
Nevertheless, even after hearing the arguments put forth, he decided to permit the child to use the medication as long as a nurse accompanied her. Jana Adams has stated that they are overwhelmed with joy since they don’t have to fight for their child’s rights anymore. After struggling for two years, Brooke Adams can finally get back to school just like other children.
District officials have commented that they haven’t decided on an appeal yet. However, Cathy Myhers, the Assistant Superintendent has expressed her relief to receive legal guidance.
The outcome of events is excellent news for any child suffering from diseases that can be treated with cannabis.