ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Families with children prescribed to use THC oil are no longer battling issues with the state to use it, but they are up against federal law when it comes to administering the drug at school.
Now legislators at the state capitol are working to find solutions.
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More than 3,000 Georgians are currently on the registry for medical cannabis and at least a third of them are children.
“These children need this medicine. It’s having a significant improvement on the quality of life for them,” said District 141 State Rep. Allen Peake.
The trouble comes with school systems across the state and federal laws saying they can’t take their medication on the school grounds.
“Most of the school systems have said it’s a violation of federal law and therefore ‘we’re not going to allow it at all’ and so that really presents a challenge for families whose kids need this medicine on a daily basis,” Peake explained.
It’s a challenge for families like the Harris’s in Houston County. Their son C.J. was