Each day about lunchtime at Warner Robins High School, 17-year-old CJ Harris must leave campus to take his medicine.
His dad, Curtis Harris, drives to school, gets CJ out of class, and the two ride around the block or sometimes head home. CJ draws some cannabis oil in a syringe, squirts it under his tongue and waits for it to dissolve.
He’s been taking the medicine every six hours for the past four months for epilepsy.
“I haven’t had a seizure since,” the high school football player said.
The oil, derived from the cannabis plant, wasn’t a problem for administrators at First Presbyterian Day School, a private school in Macon. But the rules are different at public schools, the Harrises learned during a recent transfer process to Houston County.
“I told them about it, you know, ‘He takes (the) oil for his seizures … and that’s when they went into