Medical Marijuana Lights Up San Diego Schools

Monday, April 30, 2007, 10:01 —by News Gal
This item was posted in Education, San Diego News and Local Media, San Diego People, San Diego Politics category and has 13 Comments so far.

Grossmont Union High School District officials caught multiple San Diego students with medical marijuana cards on campus.

For decades, students have created excuses to get out of trouble, avoid blame, and explain school absence. From fake doctor notes to forged parent notes, students have used them all. But until now, proof of a medical marijuana card was never a common excuse in the San Diego education system.

Grossmont High School students have been showing up to class high on a regular basis. When caught, students provide school administrators with legit medical marijuana cards to avoid blame and get out of trouble. Rumor has it, all teenagers need to obtain a medical marijuana card in San Diego is a pseudo-symptom and some cash. According to local news, since report of this new youth drug problem, San Diego officials have identified over five local doctors who issue medical marijuana cards and/or prescriptions without proper follow up exams.

While many locals support the political movement to legalize marijuana, many people, parents, and school officials in San Diego feel marijuana is already too available and too dangerous.

I wonder: if marijuana was legalized in America, would education in San Diego suffer? If marijuana was legal on San Diego streets, could students possess marijuana in San Diego schools? Although a national matter, this topic does affect San Diego politics.

Anybody heard news updates on this medical-marijuana outbreak?

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13 Responses to “Medical Marijuana Lights Up San Diego Schools”

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  2. chris said on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 19:17

    wow i didnt expect that

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  4. BOB said on Monday, August 6, 2007, 14:15

    DOSE ANYBODY KNOW WHAT FIVE DOCTORS THE SAN DIEGO OFFICIALS FOUND?

  5. shawna said on Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 17:12

    well considering marijuana IS already sold on the “streets” there really would be no difference. but if california was smart and made it legal with a tax, people would much rather go to a store and get bud instead of having to do a deal. and honesly, mary j isnt even a drug. i think people just fear the unknown and its the people who never smoked who say it is bad.

  6. jah lion said on Thursday, March 13, 2008, 13:35

    LEGALIZE! legalize the herb and peace will come. marijuana is love. it is medical, spiritual, it calms you down and helps you focus. legaly legaly got to legalize it

    - rasta bless

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  10. Carmen L. Brown said on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 11:55

    Students using marijuana is an old problem. The solution to this problem is not 100%. There will never be a school year when no American high school student used marijuana. If a student is drugged during class, remove the student; follow standard procedure.

    If marijuana is legalized it will be the same as alcohol. If a student is drunk, remove the student and take disciplinary action. If the student used marijuana, remove the student and take disciplinary action.

    If students present medical marijuana cards, then construct a written policy to deal with that situation. The policy will cover situations where the student has a card legitimately or illlegitimately and will deal with both accordingly.

    The future holds some unknowns, but these unknowns can be dealt with rationally and constructively.

  11. Artisan said on Monday, August 18, 2008, 21:34

    First of all: “officials caught multiple San Diego students with medical marijuana cards on campus.”

    Caught? It is not illegal to have a cannabis recommendation issued by an MD in the state of California.

    Concerning marijuana on campus, the law clearly states: “H&S 13362.5 Nothing in this article shall authorize a qualified patient or person with an identification card to engage in the smoking of medical marijuana… (b) In or within 1,000 feet of the grounds of a school, recreation center, or youth center, unless the medical use occurs within a residence.”

    And let’s not forget it is also illegal “(c) On a schoolbus.”

    As far as being on campus high as a kite, the administration needs to address what to do in situations where this has to happen. I remember a girl who had cancer took Marinol (an expensive synthetic THC) and she was kind of giggly. But who cares. She needed it.

    Seriously, be compassionate and take each situation independent of stereotypes of marijuana.

  12. Marky Jane said on Saturday, August 23, 2008, 21:36

    i was high in almost every class for one whole quarter of school
    i smoked atleast 2 times a day at school
    sometimes even 3 or 4 times (before school, after 1st period, at lunch, after 3rd period, and than we would be let out of pe 10 minutes early and we would light up again. etc.)
    and i ended the quarter with 3 f’s
    cause when im high im too lazy to work and i feel like chilling and listening to my ipod and just talking to girls all class
    ha yeah i get mack daddy when im high

    so for the next quarter i decided to smoke on weekends and sometimes at night to help me sleep and i didnt smoke at school
    and i ended the quarter with a’s and b’s

    so i think as long as ur not high in school ur good
    but if u are gonna be smoking at school u might as well dropout

  13. MarijuanaSEO.com said on Sunday, September 6, 2009, 19:07

    I’m amazed that this is even news. Students have been bringing alcohol, prescription pills, steroids, narcotics, nitrous oxide whippets, paint pens and just about everything else that kills off braincells for decades!
    The problem lies not in the fact that majority age students are able to obtain identification from the state that says they can legally smoke cannabis products, the problem is parenting. Parents need to teach their children when its appropriate for them to use, and not to use drugs, alcohol, anything that causes a euphoric mental state. Until they do, students will continue to be about the next “big” thing.

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