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 the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee. Passage through the House will send it to Governor John Hickenlooper for consideration.
According to its legislative summary; “The bill creates 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 criminal defenses and exceptions as the constitutional right to use medical marijuana.”