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Illinois judge allows 11-year-old to use medical marijuana at school

• By Oscar Pascual

The Illinois Attorney General's office ruled on Friday that a Schaumberg-based school district must allow an 11-year-old student to use medical cannabis as treatment for chemotherapy-induced seizures, reports NBC Chicago.

Parents Jim and Maureen Surin filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the child's school district, citing the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act for her right to cannabis medication.

The parents contend that a form of concentrated oil has reduced the amount of seizures from three to one daily, while allowing their daughter to think more clearly, concentrate, and speak longer sentences.

The school district will now be able to administer the student's cannabis oil without fear of prosecution, until the attorney general's office can examine a state law that prohibits possession or use at schools.

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