Washington: Governor Signs Legislation Permitting Medical Cannabis Use On School Grounds

Olympia, WA: Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation, House Bill 1095, permitting qualified patients access to cannabis-infused products while on school grounds.

The new law explicitly permits parents or guardians "to administer marijuana-infused products to the student while the student is on school grounds." It also mandates that school districts "permit a student [who is a qualified medical cannabis patient] to consume marijuana-infused products … on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or while attending a school-sponsored event."

The new law goes into effect on July 27, 2019.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500.