WASHINGTON STATE MAY ALLOW CHILDREN TO TAKE MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO SCHOOL
- January 15, 2019
Where do we cross the line with marijuana legalization? Obviously, many people will have different answer to this question. Some people will argue that the little green plant should only be allowed for medical purposes, while others may consider how recreational use would be a beneficial step against illegal activity. In regards to this debate, though, have you ever considered where the line should be drawn when children are involved? According to the Washington State Congress, the answer is relatively simple: allow these little ones to take their medications to school. Based on a new announcement HB 1060 (a new bill recently introduced into the inner workings of the state’s schedule), children may be permitted to use and receive pot on school property. How will this transpire? Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
More Convenient Marijuana Use
At this time, children in Washington State have to leave school grounds to consume their medication, but, if HB 1060 successfully passes, these students may have the righto use these drugs in the convenience of a lunchroom. If the law is processed, the young patients and their providers must register with Washington’s database for medical pot and carry related identification cards. According to the proposed guidelines, children will be fully permitted to use and receive these drugs on school property and buses and at school-sponsored events. Having only made it to a 3rd reading in 2018, HB 1060 appears to have made progress for the new year, so we can only wonder if children will be hauling Epidiolex and gummy candies to school after a while.
A Damper on Medication
According to officials, current restrictions prevent young students from receiving treatment that alleviates debilitating illnesses. According to Maegan Holt (a parent in Washington), allowing kids to use marijuana medication at school is not frightening, and a controversial medication should not change how these little ones are perceived. If this bill passes, Washington will not become the first U.S. state to allow children to use pot at school, as Illinois has already taken this title through a case involving CBD oil. However, the Evergreen State will still join the ranks as one of the first to approve this activity.
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder
Marijuana is a testy drug at best, being labeled as an essential alternative medicine and criticized as a potentially dangerous substance. Although it might help you or your children, always remember that this substance can trigger abuse or dependency in the long run and can potentially damage the minds of teens and young adults. If you, a friend, or a loved one strongly believe you have a marijuana problem, get in touch with Asana Recovery today to speak with our team of counselors and healthcare experts. We are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle.
If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your marijuana use disorder today. Remember, it is never too late to get the help you more than deserve.