Pubdate: Mon, 06 Jan 2014
Source: Metro (Edmonton, CN AB)
Copyright: 2014 Metro Canada
Author: Jeremy Nolais


Marijuana Vaporizer. Noah Kirkman's Device Is No Bigger Than A

Smoking marijuana on school property would land most high schoolers in
the principal's office, but Noah Kirkman is actually encouraged to
head there and ingest the drug.

The 15-year-old Western Canada High School student is a licensed
medicinal marijuana user after finding the drug far more effective
than prescription offerings for treating Tourette Syndrome and
attention-deficit disorder.

"It doesn't have any withdrawal effects and I can't (overdose) on it,"
explained the confident student, who has aspirations of practicing
photojournalism someday. "It helps me keep calm, it helps me keep focused."

Kirkman received his licence in September and he and mother Lisa say
they proactively approached Calgary Board of Education administrators
to discuss terms on how the teen could ingest his medicine on school

At first, it was thought Kirkman could use his "one-hitter," which
looks like a cigarette, out front of the school. But when it became
too cold it was agreed he could pop by the vice-principal's office and
use his marijuana vaporizer three times a day, before class, after
class and over the lunch-hour.

Kirkman's device is no bigger than a walkie-talkie and he simply
flicks a switch that heats his medicine to 367 F.  
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