New Jersey Teen With Epilepsy And Autism Wins Right To Take Medical Marijuana At School

NEW JERSEY: Genny Barbour, a New Jersey teen with epilepsy and autism, will return to school full time after winning the fight to have the medical marijuana oil she needs administered to her at school, her mother tells PEOPLE. 

“We never thought that it would happen,” says Lora Barbour, Genny’s mom. “It was Governor Christie who passed this bill. We thought we would have to battle everything through the court system.” 

Last week, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill – inspired by Genny – that authorizes parents or primary caregivers to administer edible medical marijuana to sick or disabled children at school, while protecting school districts from liability. This means Genny, 16, will be able to go back to school full-time – she’s been going for half-days so that she can get the dosage she needs. 

The Larc School in Bellmawr , which Genny attends, officially adopted the policy on Nov. 11 and appears to be the first school in the nation to permit medical marijuana on campus, executive director Susan Weiner told