Colorado: Unanimous Yes To Medical Marijuana In Schools
The Colorado Senate has unanimously voted to allow the use of medical marijuana in schools.
The Colorado Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow the use of medical marijuana in schools.
Allow for non-smokable cannabis
The measure, House Bill 1373, passed by a vote of 35-0 in the state government’s upper chamber. It will next head to the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has said he supports the initiative, for final signature.
According to the bill, the state’s schools must now allow for the use of non-smokeable cannabis, provided that the substance is administered by a proper adult. Students will not be allowed to administer the substance on their own.
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The bill would allow students, ranging from those in kindergarten to 12th grade to consume non-smokable medical marijuana on school property.
Only New Jersey, Colorado, and Maine require schools to support students who need medical cannabis.
It’s classified alongside heroin, LSD, and peyote as a substance with “no accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.”