Using of vape pens and bringing edibles to school is gaining in popularity among students. Schools have responded with a zero tolerance policy if a student is caught with possession of a drug, drug paraphernalia, or if they distribute of drugs. Even pretending that a something is a drug can be cause for suspension or expulsion.
Each school district has their own rules for what is banned from a school campus. Most common drugs like marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine are banned. Prescription drugs like Adderall, Xanax, and Ativan can also be banned if the student who has them is not the prescribed person.
If a school finds a student with drug paraphernalia like a pipe, vaporizer, or Juul they will submit it for residue testing. A pipe or other device with tobacco residue is usually treated less severe than if it was used with marijuana. Even if the student did not have possession of the drug on school, whatever residue was found will be considered.
Even joking around that an edible has drugs in it can be cause for suspension or expulsion from school.
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