Medical Marijuana Use By Student Nixed By Saskatoon School Board

CANADA:  Saskatoon high school student Michael Wileniec says high-grade medical marijuana is the only drug that eases his chronic pain.

Wileniec has hereditary multiple exostoses, a condition that locates in his joints and pinches his nerves, causing a pain that he equates with stepping on a nail.

It’s bad enough that it has disrupted his life and interrupted his education because of time off for surgeries. At age 21, he’s two credits shy of graduating from Grade 12 at Nutana Collegiate.

Wileniec said he was able to use his vaporizer at school for two years with no problem. The principal and staff knew what he was doing and why.

But a week ago, he received a letter from the Saskatoon Public School Board: No more pot on school grounds, and no being at school while under the influence of medical pot – a decision he said is unfair.

One-Third Of Colorado High Schoolers Surveyed Have Used Pot

COLORADO:  More than one-third of Colorado high school students surveyed said they’ve used marijuana, according to state health officials.

Fewer high schools students today view marijuana use as a risky compared to students in previous surveys.

Preliminary results from the 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey show the percentage of students who perceived a moderate or great risk from marijuana use declined from 58 percent in 2011 to 54 percent in 2013, according to a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment media release.

“One in five Colorado high school students used marijuana in the past 30 days, and more than a third have used it at some point in their lives,” the release said. “Thirty-day marijuana use fell from 22 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2013, and lifetime use declined from 39 percent to 37 percent during the same two years. None of the declines shown in the preliminary data represent a statistically significant drop in rates.”