Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a law allowing a student's primary caregiver to administer medical marijuana in school. Pictured: Stacey Linn jokes with her 15-year-old son, Jack, who has cerebral palsy and uses medical marijuana, outside their home in Lakewood in April 2016. (David Zalubowski, Associated Press file)

Colorado students are now allowed to use medical marijuana in schools

Gov. Hickenlooper signs off on a bill that will expand access to medical marijuana for students

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that will expand access to cannabis products for students who use medical marijuana for health conditions.

The new law requires that school districts allow primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana to their children in a non-smokable form during school, on school buses and at school-sponsored events. Commonly used non-smokable forms of medical marijuana include edible products, lotions, oils, patches and tinctures.

Falcon School District 49 was the first in the state to adopt policy allowing medical marijuana use on school property in May.

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