California schools may allow medical cannabis on campuses

California schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses.

Legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom reverses a current ban on cannabis within 1,000 feet of K-12 campuses. School districts will have the final say on whether they will allow it.

The law will take effect Jan. 1.

It's known as "Jojo's Act" for a teenager in South San Francisco who uses medical marijuana to treat severe epilepsy.

Former Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the bill last year.

The bill's author Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill says Washington, Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois and New Mexico already have similar laws in place.

Dawn Kamber