Colorado Senate passes school cannabis medicine bill
DENVER (AP) - Colorado’s Senate has passed legislation to make it easier for children with complicated medical conditions to receive cannabis-based medication at school.
Wednesday’s 33-1 vote sends the bill to the House. One champion of the legislation is Republican Senate minority leader Chris Holbert, who cited emotional testimony by Benjamin Wann, a Douglas County student who takes a cannabis-based medication to treat his epilepsy.
Under current law, school districts must allow parents and caregivers to possess and administer cannabis-based medicine on school grounds.
School principals have discretion whether to allow school personnel to posses and administer medicine on school grounds. The new bill would remove that discretion.
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