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R-VI board unanimously passes medicinal marijuana policy

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:31 am

At least 14 people sat in the air-conditioned accommodations of the Centralia Intermediate School Library for the September 9 meeting of the Centralia R-VI School Board.

CTA representatives Stephanie Minor and Angela Dieckmann updated the board on CTA activities.

CTA representatives Stephanie Minor and Angela Dieckmann updated the board on CTA activities.

One some might consider the most far-reaching was a medicinal marijuana policy, which they passed.

Stephen Chancellor, R-VI superintendent, introduced two policies one regarding medical, marijuana in a school setting, and another regarding a drug-free workplace.

He called both “pretty straightforward and driven by state-law. I don’t see any reason to delay any longer.” The board agreed, and minus absent members, Jason Hedrick and Nathan Chitwood, unanimously approved it.

The medical marijuana policy says, in part: “Overall, the District restricts the administration of medications, including medical marijuana, unless administration cannot reasonably be accomplished outside of school hours.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.