SB-1127: Pupil health: administration of medicinal cannabis: schoolsites

Session: 2017-2018
Author: Hill
Status: Vetoed
AAP-CA Position: Other
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This bill will allow students with severe medical disabilities who need medical cannabis to function—to attend school by allowing their parent or guardian to come on campus to administer medical cannabis to them in non-smoking and non-vaping forms.

Veto Message:

To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1127 without my signature.

This bill is overly broad as it applies to all students instead of limited cases where a doctor recommends medical marijuana for a student in order to prevent or reduce the effects of a seizure. Generally, I remain concerned about the exposure of marijuana on youth and am dubious of its use for youth for all ailments. This bill goes too far — further than some research has — to allow use of medical marijuana for youth. I think we should pause before going much further down this path.

Sincerely,

Edmund G. Brown Jr.