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California Mom Lobbies To Let Child Use Medical Marijuana In School

Brooke Adams, 4, cradles the face of Yolanda Brindis, her nurse, on the way to private preschool in Santa Rosa. The Rincon Valley Union School District covers the cost of the private placement, transports her there and provides Brooke’s nurse. (Lee Romney/KALW)
Brooke Adams, 4, cradles the face of Yolanda Brindis, her nurse, on the way to private preschool in Santa Rosa. The Rincon Valley Union School District covers the cost of the private placement, transports her there and provides Brooke’s nurse. (Lee Romney/KALW)

In January, California joined eight other states in making recreational marijuana legal for adults. It’s among 30 states that allow medical marijuana. But cannabis is still not allowed on school grounds, and that’s a problem for kids who rely on medications containing CBD and THC to ease seizures or treat the symptoms of autism.

Lee Romney from KALW introduces us to one Northern California family trying to change that.

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