A dose of Colorado-made cannabidiol oil is measured by a parent preparing to give CBD oil to her child as part of a regimented treatment for seizures in July 2014. (Joe Amon, Denver Post file)

Colorado bill requiring schools to allow medical marijuana heads to gov

Colorado schools would be required to allow medical marijuana use under a bill awaiting the governor’s pen.

Gov. John Hickenlooper says he supports the school requirement.

Bill on medical marijuana in Colorado schools clears second hurdle
Stacey Linn jokes with her 15-year-old son, Jack, Sunday, April 10, 2016, outside their home in Lakewood, Colo. Jack, who has cerebral palsy, uses skin patches containing cannabis derivatives. (David Zalubowski, The Associated Press)

Senators voted 35-0 Tuesday in favor of the bill. It makes Colorado the second state to require schools to accommodate student pot use.

The bill says schools must permit non-smokeable marijuana medicines at school, as long as the school districts agree and the drug is administered by a parent or adult caregiver.

The bill has already passed the House.


Online: House Bill 1373