Medical marijuana patient returns to school full time after Governor Chris Christie signs new bill

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Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hills...
Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hillsborough, NJ 3/2/11 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Genny Barbour, 16, has been attending school half time due to restrictions her school has on medical marijuana, according to PEOPLE.

Barbour needs four doses of cannabis oil every day to stabilize her epilepsy. After a New Jersey court agreed with the Maple Shade School District that the drug should be prohibited on campus, Barbour had to start leaving school at noon to receive her medicine.


A new bill was signed into law last week by Gov. Chris Christie that allows a student’s legal guardian to come to the school and administer a dosage of edible medical marijuana.

Genny’s mother Lora considers this a win, but is still dissatisfied with the ramifications.

“It’s frustrating because is it a medicine or is it not a medicine?” Lora said. “What parent has the time to go into the school every day to do it?”

To read more about the new bill, check out the full story.