Colorado Committee Passes Measure to Allow Medical Cannabis Use in Schools

coloColorado’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 school premises. However, the law didn’t require districts to allow its use, as this new measure does (currently just one school district in Colorado – Falcon School District 49 in El Paso County – has begun the process of enacting a medical cannabis policy).

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

coloradoLegislation 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 sorts of psychotropic medications, whether it’s Ritalin or opiate painkillers, under supervised circumstances. We should do the same here,” says Representative Jonathan Singer, the bill’s primary sponsor. “Jack’s Amendment will assure that children don’t have to choose between going to school and taking their medicine”.

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