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Colorado Students May Soon Be Allowed to (Legally) Bring Marijuana onto School Grounds

Chris Nazarenus 2016-05-09 0 comments

Colorado continues to lead the way in marijuana laws, by legally allowing Colorado students with certain medical conditions and a valid recommendation to use medical marijuana on school grounds.

House Bill 16-1373 was approved 35-0 by the Colorado Senate after successfully working its way through the Colorado House of Representatives and House committees.

The bill allows parents to provide their children with medical marijuana on school grounds.Ā The bill requires that school districts allow the use of non-smokeable medical marijuana on school grounds, school buses or at school events, if the substance is administered by a parent or caregiver of a student.

Students would have toĀ have ā€œvalid recommendation for medical marijuana,ā€Ā and could only use it underĀ the supervision of a parent orĀ Ā medical professional.

The bill allows school districts to set their own policies for where on school grounds students can receive cannabis treatment. It would also let them regulate what forms of marijuanaĀ are permitted. State RepresentativeĀ Jonathan Singer said that if a district did not set their own policies, parents and medical professionals would not have any restrictions regarding where they can give a student marijuana, the Denver Post reported.

The bill says that it ā€œis necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.ā€

The bill is expected to benefit about 300 students statewide who currently leave campus to take medical marijuana.