POLICY

VERNON TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

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Administration of Medical Marijuana

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5330.01  ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

The Board of Education, in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.22, must adopt a Policy authorizing parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana to a qualifying student patient while on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.  The parent of a qualifying student patient requesting the administration of medical marijuana to the student while on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event must comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.22 and N.J.S.A. 24.6I-1 et seq. and Policy and Regulation 5330.01.

 

A student enrolled in the school district must be authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana and the primary caregiver, who may be the parent, must be authorized to administer medical marijuana to a qualifying student patient in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.22 and N.J.S.A. 24.6I-1 et seq.  The student and the primary caregiver must complete the registration process to obtain a Registry Identification Card from the New Jersey Department of Health in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 24-6I-4.

 

The parent of the student authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana must submit a written request with supporting documentation to the Principal requesting approval to have a primary caregiver assist in the administration of medical marijuana to the student while on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.  The Principal, in consultation with the school nurse, the school physician, and the Superintendent of Schools, will review each request and upon approval will inform the parent in writing of the approval with details for the administration of medical marijuana to the qualifying student patient.  The medical use of marijuana by a qualifying student patient while on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event will only be authorized after the written approval from the Principal is provided to the parent.

 

Medical marijuana may only be administered to the qualifying student patient while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event by the primary caregiver in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.22 and

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Administration of Medical Marijuana

 

N.J.S.A. 24-6I.1 et seq.  In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18:40-12-22 and N.J.S.A. 24-6I-1 et seq.  In accordance with law, medical marijuana cannot be administered by smoking or other forms of inhalation.  The prescribed medical marijuana must be in the possession of the primary caregiver at all times, except during the administration process.  The primary caregiver shall comply with the requirements of the Principal’s written approval for the administration of medical marijuana to the qualifying student patient while on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.

 

All health records related to the administration of medical marijuana to a qualifying student patient while on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event shall be maintained in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.4 and N.J.A.C. 6A:32-7.4.

 

No person shall be subject to arrest or prosecution for constructive possession, conspiracy, or any other offense for simply being in the presence or vicinity of the medical use of marijuana as authorized under N.J.S.A. 24-6I-1 et seq. or N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.22.  No custodial parent, guardian, or person who has legal custody of a qualifying student patient who is a minor shall be subject to arrest or prosecution for constructive possession, conspiracy, or any other offense for assisting the minor in the medical use of marijuana as authorized under N.J.S.A. 24:6i-1 et seq. or N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.22.

 

N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.22

N.J.S.A. 24-6I-1 et seq.

N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.4; 6A-32-7.4

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted:  September 2016