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Lee Schools addressing medical marijuana rules

Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 13:43:14-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Lee County School District is making some changes to how students prescribed to medical marijuana are given their medicine during school hours.

Right now, the school doesn't store or administer it to students. Parents bring the medicine to school, sign their child out, step off campus to take it, and return the child to school.

There are more than 95,000 kids within the school district, and only four of those are prescribed medical marijuana.

By state law, the district needs to come up with a policy which will make it a little more convenient for parents.

"So really, the only change from the practice to the policy is that parents still have to bring the medicine, but we will work out a place with the parents for their child to take that medicine on campus, and minimize the disruption of that child having to leave school to take that medicine," says school district spokesman Rob Spicker.

The Lee County School Board will vote on the policy sometime in November. State law is requiring Lee Schools to have a policy in place by December 1st.