Suburban 6th-grader will be allowed to use medical marijuana in school for now

Eleven-year-old Ashley Surin just wants to go to school with her classmates. After suffering seizures due to treatment for leukemia, her parents said, only medical marijuana helped her – but by state law, the drug wasn’t allowed at school.

The parents filed suit to let their daughter receive the drug at school, and on Friday, they suddenly got their wish – officials from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office and Schaumburg School District 54 agreed to let the girl receive her medication while they try to iron out the legalities.

“I’m in pinch-me mode,” the girl’s mother, Maureen Surin, said. “I’m excited. more at