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Colorado Senate Approves Bill Allowing School Nurses to Give Medical Marijuana to Patients

Legislation that would make it legal for school nurses to give medical marijuana to students who are registered patients has been passed by Colorado’s full Senate. House Bill 1286 was passed today through its third and final reading in the Senate; the vote was 47 to 17. The measure now moves to the House of …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana for PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Legislation expanding Colorado’s medical marijuana program has been signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. Senate Bill 17 – signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper – would create “a statutory right to use medical marijuana for a patient with acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.” The bill “creates the same rights, limitations, and …

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Colorado Bill Prohibiting Courts from Preventing Those on Bond from Using Medical Cannabis Advances

Colorado courts would be banned from prohibiting those out on bond from using medical cannabis under legislation that continues to advance in the state’s legislature. Senate Bill 178, sponsored by Senator Vicki Marble (R), passed through its second reading in the House today, three days after being advanced by the House Public Health Care and …

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Colorado Senate Votes “Yes” on Bill Banning Courts from Preventing Those on Bond from Using Medical Cannabis

Colorado’s full Senate has voted to pass a bill preventing courts from telling those out on bond that they can’t use medical cannabis. Senate Bill 178, sponsored by Senator Vicki Marble (R), was passed through its second reading today. It will still need to be passed through a third and final reading before being sent …

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Colorado Senate Votes 34 to 1 to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Colorado’s full Senate has voted to allow those with post traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder to legally use medical marijuana. Senate Bill 17-017 passed the Senate with a 34 to 1 vote. Senator Kent Lambert (R) cast the sole “No” vote. The measure has been sent to the House of Representatives, and assigned to …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Requiring Schools to Allow Medical Cannabis Use

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law legislation that requires schools to establish policies allowing students who are medical cannabis patients to use their medicine while at school. The governor’s signature comes roughly a month after the measure was passed in the House of Representatives with a 56 to 9 vote; it was passed …

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Colorado Committee Passes Measure to Allow Medical Cannabis Use in Schools

Colorado’s House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee has voted 10 to 3 to pass a bill that would allow students who are medical cannabis patients to use their medicine while at school. Last year lawmakers in Colorado passed a bill that allowed school districts to create policies surrounding the use of medical cannabis on …

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Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Supports Decriminalizing Cannabis, Legalizing Cannabis for Medical Use

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a 2016 candidate for President of the United States, says that he supports decriminalizing cannabis, and supports legalizing it for medical use. “Let me just say this,” Sanders said during a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview. “The state of Vermont voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana …

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Bill to Allow Medical Cannabis in Schools Passes Colorado Legislature, Governor Plans to Sign

Legislation to allow students to use a cannabis medicine at school has cleared Colorado’s House with overwhelming support, and has passed the Senate with unanimous support. The bill now goes to Governor John Hickenlooper; a spokeswoman for the campaign says he plans to soon sign the bill into law. “We allow children to take all …

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Colorado House Passes Bill to Allow Those on Probation or Parole to Use Medical Cannabis

A Colorado proposal (House Bill 1267) to allow those on probation or parole to use medical cannabis has been given initial approval by the state’s House of Representatives. “If it’s in the constitution, you should have the right to use it on probation,” says Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), the bill’s primary sponsor. The vote occurs …

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