In federal court Friday, the suburban Chicago 11-year-old was granted access to medical marijuana treatments for ailments stemming from chemotherapy for leukemia, the Chicago Tribune reports. The child suffers from seizures following a battle with leukemia.
CHICAGO- Illinois on Friday said it won't get in the way of an 11-year-old girl whose parents want her to be allowed to use medical marijuana at school to regulate seizures, despite state laws that prohibit the use of prescription cannabis on public school grounds.
The lawsuit notes her physicians have certified her to receive medical marijuana to treat the epilepsy. It was a long way to go to get their daughter medical treatment.
The school district said it had concerns that its employees could face penalties for helping Ashley with her treatments.More news: Sam's Clubs Closing, including 3 in Southern California
After Friday's hearing, the girl's parents said they were relieved and excited by the outcome.
She'd gone through chemotherapy to treat her leukemia, and became epileptic as a result. The lawsuit also includes a request for an injunction that the court order the school to allow their daughter to use cannabis while supervised at school until the case is decided.
However the school district will not let her to wear the patch or allow school officials to give her drops of cannabis oil that her parents say have made it bearable for her to attend school and learn.
"As long as the district can be reassured that there will be no criminal or civil prosecution of the school nurse and district personnel, it satisfies the school district for the time-being", Kriha said. "There's no logic", said Maureen Surin.More news: Amid Fallout Over Racist Comments, Trump Pledges To Fight For MLK's Dream
"Her brain used to be in a cloud", Surin tells reporters.
The girl's parents, named as J.S. and M.S. say that violates laws created to protect disabled Americans from discrimination, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The Illinois Attorney General agreed not to prosecute and the school district said its goal was to have Ashley back in the classroom with no legal consequences for staff who administer the medicine.More news: United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) Stock Seeing Positive Momentum