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Little Rock school leaders delay vote on marijuana policy

May 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An advisory board has delayed a vote on whether to recommend banning Little Rock School District employees from using medical marijuana on district property.

The Little Rock School District is under state control, but its Community Advisory Board issues recommendations to Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key. At a meeting Thursday, the board put off making a decision for a month because three members were absent.

The state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries opened earlier this month , more than two years after voters decided to legalize the medicinal use of the drug.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the district’s proposals specify that all employees in the safety and security department, as well as those who are required to hold commercial driver’s licenses, are subject to random drug testing.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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