Rep. Jonathan Singer’s amendment named after Jack Splitt, a 14 year old Colorado boy with Cerebral Palsy, has passed through the Colorado House and Senate and is now expected to be signed by the Governor.
The amendment, a first of it’s kind in the United States, will allow students in Colorado to use medical marijuana in the form of tinctures, oils, and patches, at school.
“We allow kids to take all sorts of psychotropic medications, whether it’s Ritalin, whether its opiate pain killers,” Singer told members of the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee. “We allow kids to use that under supervised circumstances. We should do the same thing here.”
This bill comes as a major victory for the many parents who’ve relocated to Colorado in hopes of treating their children with medical cannabis products.
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