Missouri bill would require ‘marijuana usage education in public schools’

A bill filed last week in the Missouri House would mandate that the State Board of Education to form a specialized workgroup aimed at developing academic performance standards for marijuana usage education in public schools.

Representative Brian Seitz, R-Branson, introduced HB 2565, which requires the the development of “written curriculum frameworks relating to marijuana usage education that are designed to ensure that students twelve years of age or older learn the dangers of marijuana usage.”

The proposed bill would introduce at least one hour of education on marijuana usage each school year, targeting students aged twelve and older to understand the dangers associated with marijuana use.

The proposed bill calls for the inclusion of representatives from local health departments and law enforcement agencies in creating the workgroup that designs the curriculum.

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Bill would require ‘marijuana usage education in public schools’

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