A little girl has returned to school in Illinois thanks to a federal judge allowing her to bring her prescription marijuana.
An 11-year-old girl can now return to school in Illinois after a federal judge ruled that she would be able to bring her prescription medication of marijuana with her. Ashley Surin was forbidden from attending her school because of a medical marijuana patch and cannabis oil she uses to keep from having seizures.
The marijuana has had a hugely positive effect on her health, her parents say, but her school banned her from school because of it. She was diagnosed as a baby with childhoo acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after successful chemotherapy treatments and injections caused the cancer to go into remission, one of the spinal injections caused her to start having seizures.
However, the school district had no sympathy for little Ashley’s plight and banned her from school, forcing her parents to take the school to court. A federal judge issued an emergency order that would allow her to return to her school, which currently makes it impossible for the school to kick her out again for her medicine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t set precedent for other children in Illinois, so they will have to win their own battles.