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California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis on Campuses

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses.

Legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom reverses a current prohibition on cannabis within 1,000 feet of K-12 campuses. School districts will have the final say on whether they will allow it.

The law that will take effect Jan. 1. Newsom announced Wednesday that he signed it.

It’s known as “Jojo’s Act” for a teenager in South San Francisco who uses medical marijuana to treat severe epilepsy.

Former Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the bill last year.

Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill, the bill’s author, says Washington, Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois and New Mexico already have similar laws in place.

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