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ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Schools across Maine are beginning to think about how kids prescribed medical marijuana will be able to take their medicine at school. A law passed last spring requires the state's schools to accommodate children who need to take medical marijuana during the school day.

RSU 25 superintendent Jim Boothby described the issue of medical marijuana at school as "undefined", which means schools "have to be careful."

One key area of concern he brought up is protecting the licenses of school nurses. Boothby says if they give medical marijuana to a child, it could jeopardize their certifications.

He also shared some of the policies his district is considering.

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Dustin Wlodkowski ~ WCSH6.com ~

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