A bill that would require Colorado schools to allow medical marijuana on their campuses cleared another hurdle at the state legislature Wednesday.
The bill, House Bill 1373, would permit parents or another designated caregiver to administer a non-smokable cannabis treatment on school grounds to a student who is a registered medical marijuana patient. Because of concerns about losing federal funding, no school district in Colorado currently allows students to use medical marijuana on campus. A change to HB 1373 on Wednesday would allow school districts to opt out of the bill’s mandate if it results in them losing federal money.
The bill passed in the full House on an unrecorded voice vote Wednesday morning. It needs one more vote in the House before going to lawmakers in the Senate.
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