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Federal Judge Rules 11-Year-Old Can Use Medical Marijuana at School

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Even though it is against the law in Illinois for students to use medical marijuana in school or for school nurses to dispense it, the judge made an exception for Ashley Surin after her parents filed a lawsuit against the school district, NBC Chicago reported.

Ashley’s parents argued that their daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, needs the drug because the side effects of chemotherapy and other treatments cause her to have seizures.

When Ashley began using a medical marijuana foot patch, the number and severity of her seizures declined.

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