Bill to allow medical marijuana in schools passes New Mexico Senate

New Mexico

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, a clerk reaches for a container of marijuana buds for a customer at Utopia Gardens, a medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit. Chronic pain is the most commonly cited reason people give when they enroll in state medical cannabis programs. A study published Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, […]

The bill that allows medical marijuana to be given to students at public schools passed the Senate on Monday. 

Sen. Candace Gould, a Republican from Albuquerque, is sponsoring the bill. It would establish a designated school official or parent to administer the medication for students battling childhood illness. 

Opponents say although states have passed their own laws, using marijuana is still a federal crime. Sen. Gould says so far, the federal government has not restricted any school over medical cannabis policies.

The bill now heads to the House. 

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