CALIFORNIA, (NBC) - While most schools have fought to keep drugs out of the classroom, one California student will be allowed to bring them in. In fact, she's one of the first in the nation to be able to do so, legally.
When she was just an infant, Brooke Adams was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome.
Her father says her seizures would last for half an hour or longer and paramedics would have to be called.
Doctors tried several powerful drugs to control and prevent them but none seemed effective and they all had powerful side effects.
When Brooke was a little more than a year old, she was issued a medical marijuana card.
Her parents say the daily Cannabidiol oil she uses and the emergency THC oil are very effective.
Brooke now has fewer seizures and they only last for a short amount of time.
Brooke’s father Jon Adams says she will take the medicine then fall asleep and she’s back to normal.
Medical marijuana and recreational marijuana may be legal in the State of California but because it is still a federally restricted drug, doctors cannot prescribe it for treatment.
All they can do is issue a medical marijuana card which is a doctor’s recommendation, so it’s still illegal to bring it on school grounds.
A judge is still weighing the case on whether Brooke can be allowed to bring the drugs into the school, but he did issue a temporary stay, allowing her to attend class until a decision has been made.
The judge is expected to issue his final decision later in September or October.