Smoking marijuana on school property would land most high schoolers in the principal’s office, but Noah Kirkman is actually encouraged to head there and ingest the drug.
The 15-year-old Western Canada High School student is a licensed medicinal marijuana user after finding the drug far more effective than prescription offerings for treating Tourette Syndrome and attention-deficit disorder.
“It doesn’t have any withdrawal effects and I can’t (overdose) on it,” explained the confident student, who has aspirations of practicing photojournalism someday. “It helps me keep calm, it helps me keep focused.”
Kirkman received his licence in September and he and mother Lisa say they proactively approached Calgary Board of Education administrators to discuss terms on how the teen could ingest his medicine on school property.
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