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Illinois: Bill Authorizing Medical Cannabis Administration On School Grounds Signed Into Law

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Illinois: Medical Cannabis

Springfield, IL: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation into law permitting qualified caregivers to administer medical marijuana products to students on school grounds.

The legislation - HB 4870 (aka Ashley's Law) - authorizes the administration of a "medical marijuana infused product" by a designated caregiver to a qualified student patients, as long as doing so does not inadvertently cause exposure to the rest of the student body. The new law took effect upon passage.

Several other states, including Colorado, Delaware, and New Jersey have enacted similar legislation permitting the use of medical cannabis on school grounds under certain circumstances.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.