Parents file suit to allow daughter to use medical marijuana at suburban grade school

Parents of an elementary school student who has leukemia are suing a Schaumburg-based school district and the state of Illinois for the right for her to take medical marijuana at school.

Plaintiffs identified only as J.S. and M.S., parents of A.S., filed suit Wednesday claiming that the state’s ban on taking the drug at school is unconstitutional because it denies the right to due process, as well as violating the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The student, who is 11 years old, was treated for her leukemia with chemotherapy, which resulted in the child more at