"Ashley's Law” gives IL children access to medical cannabis on school grounds

Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 2:10 PM CDT
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ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Illinois children who are qualified medical cannabis patients now have access to their medicine on school grounds thanks to Elgin, Ill. Democrat, State Senator Cristina Castro.

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The bipartisan initiative creates "Ashley's Law" which allows for the administration of medical cannabis-infused products on school premises.

"Children shouldn't have to choose between their medication and their education," Castro said. Qualified patients have the right to have access to their medicine no matter where they are. I'm happy to see this measure signed into law."

It was signed into law Wednesday.

House Bill 4870 passed the Senate and House with unanimous support and goes into effect immediately.

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