Santa Rosa kindergartner can take cannabis to school, judge rules

A 5-year-old California girl can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug to school, used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy, a judge ruled Friday. 

 The judge sided with the family of Brooke Adams, who attends kindergarten in Santa Rosa.  The Rincon Valley Union School District had sought to ban the ointment from the school because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana.

Officials said allowing Adams to use the drug at school would violate state and federal laws barring medical marijuana on school grounds. In California, medical marijuana use in private with a doctor's recommendation is legal. A total of 30 states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana usage.

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