Teen Demands Right to Use Medical Marijuana in N.J. School, Wants Ban Overturned

MAPLE SHADE — The Genny Barbour who would arrive at school was docile, attentive and pleasant. The Genny Barbour who would step off the bus at the end of the day was irritable and aggressive. On the worst days, her arms would be covered with self-inflicted bruises from trying to escape the chair used to restrain her.

Roger and Lora Barbour of Maple Shade say they know what was happening to their 16-year-old daughter, who has epilepsy and autism: her medicine was wearing off during the school day.

The problem is that Genny’s medicine is medical marijuana, and school officials say it’s illegal to administer it to her on school grounds.

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