Jefferson County Public Schools will not allow 14-year-old student Jack Splitt, who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dystonia, to wear a doctor-approved medical marijuana patch. (7News photo)

Longmont lawmaker wants to allow medical cannabis at school

A Colorado lawmaker says he’s planning a proposal that would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their medication at school.

Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, said medical cannabis could be administered the same way as something like Ritalin or Adderall. He hopes to add an amendment to the House Caregiver’s bill to address the issue in the next few weeks.

UPDATE: The bill was approved by the General Assembly on May 4.

He said he was inspired by the 7NEWS story about Jack Splitt, a 14-year-old who suffers from spastic cerebral palsy and relies on a cannabis patch and low-THC oil to treat debilitating muscle spasms and health issues.

Jack’s private personal nurse had been giving him the medication at Everitt Middle School in Jefferson County, but when the school found out, it said no type of cannabis is allowed on campus.

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