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Washington bill would let students use medical marijuana in schools

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows a marijuana bud before harvesting at a rural area near Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

A proposed bill in Washington could make it legal for students in the state to use medical marijuana on school campuses.

House Bill 1060, proposed by Representative Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen), would allow students to use pot for medical purposes on school property, on buses, and while attending school-sponsored events.

If passed, a doctor and the child's parents would have to approve the use of medical marijuana. Additionally, each school would be able to decide whether or not to allow it.

The Legislator’s Guide to Washington’s Marijuana Laws says only patients with certain diagnoses can qualify for medical marijuana, like cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, PTSD, Hepatitis C, anorexia, or intractable pain.

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