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Judge Says New Jersey Teen Can't Use Medical Marijuana at School

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    Parents Seek Medical Marijuana Approval in School for Daughter

    Should children with disabilities be allowed to use medical marijuana at school? That’s the question that sent a South Jersey family to court. NBC10’s Keith Jones is in Maples Shade with more. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015)

    A state judge has ruled that a southern New Jersey teenager cannot use medical marijuana in school to help control her seizure disorder.

    But the girl's father has vowed to appeal the decision.

    In a ruling made public Tuesday, Administrative Law Judge John Kennedy said the Maple Shade school district and the Larc School in Bellmawr are mandated to comply with a state law designed to ban drug use in school zones.

    The suit filed by Roger and Lora Barbour sought to require a nurse at their 16-year-old daughter's school to administer cannabis oil. The girl has long suffered from seizures caused by a severe form of epilepsy, and her parents have turned to medical marijuana as a treatment.

    Roger Barbour told NJ.com that he would appeal the ruling.