Little Rock School District panel delays vote on medical marijuana policyPosted by On

A Little Rock School District panel’s vote on draft policies prohibiting employees’ use of medical marijuana on district property was put on hold for a month Thursday, as were votes on policies regarding employee sick leave and magnet school admissions.

The district’s seven-member Community Advisory Board was short three of its members Thursday night. Anthony Hampton, the board’s acting chairman, said the votes on policy matters would best be delayed until more of the board members could participate in the decision-making. Hampton also noted that members of the public had questions not yet answered on some of the policy topics.

Advisory board decisions on district matters are not final but are recommendations to Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key. Key acts in place of a school board in the state-controlled school system and has…

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