Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill that will enable school nurses to administer cannabis in non-smoked forms to children whose parents authorize the treatment and provide the medicine.
In 2016 the Colorado Senate approved a measure allowing parents or caregivers to administer non-smokeable marijuana to students themselves by coming to the school. That law was passed after a parent fought school administrators who had confiscated her son’s cannabis-infused arm patch. The school officials said they were worried about losing federal funding. So the law provided an opt-out for school districts that actually experience a disruption in federal funding. Two years on, no federal funds have been cut off.
Colorado is pushing the envelope in the direction of common sense, compassion, and practicality. What’s holding California back? See this related item from last week:
And this one, hot off the press on 7/11.