MAPLE SHADE – The battle continues for a local family fighting to have their daughter’s medical marijuana administered by a nurse while at school.
In November, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill requiring schools and facilities providing services to those with developmental disabilities to adopt policies permitting administration of medical marijuana to qualifying patients, but Genny Barbour’s mother Lora Barbour still comes to her daughter’s school each day at noon and brings her home to administer the homemade cannabis oil.
Genny, 16, has severe epilepsy and autism and is being administered the drug up to five times per day, per her doctor’s prescription. The drug helps to calm her and also has limited the violent seizures she used to get frequently.