- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A veteran Juneau elementary school teacher who publicly acknowledged in a newspaper opinion piece that he smokes marijuana will not be disciplined by school administrators.

The Juneau Empire (https://bit.ly/ZxOHTg) reports Adam Berkley is receiving both support and criticism from parents but that disciplinary measures are not planned.

Superintendent Mark Miller says moral turpitude regulations within the Professional Teaching Practices Commission specify that drug use at work is unacceptable.

Miller says that what employees do in their free time is up to them and that Berkley is within his rights.

Berkley possesses a medical marijuana license and says it’s used to treat epilepsy.

He also supports recreational pot use by adults.

He plans to meet next week with parents who have expressed concerns about his use of marijuana.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, https://www.juneauempire.com


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