Morongo Unified Will Not Allow Administration of Medical Cannabis Despite New Law

Morongo Unified School District trustees held an enlightening discussion Tuesday about SB 233, which allows school districts to permit administration of medical cannabis to students by their guardians.

Currently, parents must take their children off campus to administer such medications, even when they have been prescribed by a physician. SB 233 allowed districts to change this. As Tuesdays discussions show, it's more complicated.

The school board ultimately recommended that the policy prohibiting medical cannabis administration remain in place. Because cannabis is still illegal under federal law, the district worried that it could lose federal funding.

“Until the federal law and the state law work out, there are issues. I would not want to be the test case,” said Superintendent Tom Baumgarten.

The board also discussed an update to the district’s sex ed curriculum in compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act and SB 1104.

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