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ERIC Number: ED558465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Marijuana and Children. Position Statement
Endsley, Patricia; Embrey, Mary Louise
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
Registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) promote wellness and disease prevention to improve health outcomes for our nation's children. It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the marijuana plant remain under the United States Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) Schedule I category of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. § 801, et seq. (DEA, 2011, p.2). To date there is not sufficient scientific evidence for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the smoked marijuana plant for medical use. NASN believes any marijuana made available for the purpose of adult recreational use facilitates youth access and is not in the best interest of the health and well-being of students.
National Association of School Nurses. 8484 Georgia Avenue Suite 420, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 866-627-6767; Tel: 240-821-1130; Fax: 301-585-1791; Web site: http://www.nasn.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses