Maryland: Lawmakers Approve Bill Permitting Medical Cannabis Access on School Grounds

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Annapolis, MD: House and Senate lawmakers have advanced legislation to the Governor's desk to permit qualified patients access to certain medical cannabis products while on school grounds.

House Bill 617 permits either designated caregivers or designated school personnel to administer medical cannabis to students while they are either on school property, participating in school-sponsored activities, or on a school bus. More explicit guidelines regulating medical cannabis administration must be finalized by December 31, 2020.

Lawmakers in multiple states, including California, Delaware, Illinois, Virginia, and Washington, already regulate the administration and use of certain cannabis products to qualified student patients while on school campuses.

For more information, visit NORML's 'Take Action Center', or visit Maryland NORML.