New challenge for Spokane schools: Keeping pot out of class

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 3 at 6:04 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.  --  Two on Your Side wanted to know if school leaders are doing anything differently to keep marijuana out of school.

Leaders at Spokane Public Schools said they are not making any changes but maintaining the same policy of a drug free zone.

The school year started just weeks after marijuana sales began in Spokane.

According to marijuana sellers, people need to be 21 or older to buy pot.

Store clerks said they check customer's identification at the door.

Even then, parents told KREM 2 News they still wonder if marijuana will be more of problem in schools because of the new law.

"I am very concerned about that," said one parent.

Students said they may be dissuaded from doing marijuana now that it is legal.

"If they're doing it to rebel, then they probably don't won't do it as much because now that it's legal, it's not such a big deal," a Spokane high school student said.

According to studies, marijuana can harm brain growth in anyone under the age of 25.

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