Maryland: Bill Permitting Medical Cannabis Access on School Grounds Becomes Law Absent Governor’s Signature

Annapolis, MD: Legislation allowing qualified patients to access to certain medical cannabis products while on school grounds has become law absent the signature of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

House Bill 617, also known as Conner and Raina’s Law, 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, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Director, or visit Maryland NORML.