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Madison Central School Board approves policies regarding medical cannabis

The Madison Central School Board has approved a second reading of a couple of policies regarding medical cannabis.  

Superintendent Joel Jorgenson said Monday that the policies had been put together by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the School Administrators of South Dakota as a guideline for districts across the state.  He recommended the board approve the policies, acknowledging that they may need to be changed depending on what is determined by the state Department of Health.  

Some of the information included in the new policy states that schools will not store, and school personnel will not administer, medical cannabis.  The parent or guardian or other registered designated caregiver will be the only person who may provide, administer, or assist a student with the consumption of medical cannabis.  

Board president Tom Farrell said that it was prudent to have the policies in place, but said the board will most likely have to consider changes to them as the issue moves forward.  


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