2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:40-12.22 - Policy for administration of medical marijuana to student.

18A:40-12.22 Policy for administration of medical marijuana to student.

1. a. A board of education or chief school administrator of a nonpublic school shall develop a policy authorizing parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana to a student while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.

b. A policy adopted pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall, at a minimum:

(1) require that the student be authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana pursuant to P.L.2009, c.307 (C.24:6I-1 et al.) and that the parent, guardian, or primary caregiver be authorized to assist the student with the medical use of marijuana pursuant to P.L.2009, c.307 (C.24:6I-1 et al.);

(2) establish protocols for verifying the registration status and ongoing authorization pursuant to P.L.2009, c.307 (C.24:6I-1 et al.) concerning the medical use of marijuana for the student and the parent, guardian, or primary caregiver;

(3) expressly authorize parents, guardians, and primary caregivers of students who have been authorized for the medical use of marijuana to administer medical marijuana to the student while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event;

(4) identify locations on school grounds where medical marijuana may be administered; and

(5) prohibit the administration of medical marijuana to a student by smoking or other form of inhalation while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending a school-sponsored event.

c. Medical marijuana may be administered to a student while the student is on school grounds, aboard a school bus, or attending school-sponsored events, provided that such administration is consistent with the requirements of the policy adopted pursuant to this section.

L.2015, c.158, s.1.

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