Colorado is One Step Closer to Allowing Medical Pot in Schools
On Monday (April 11, 2016), a bill that would allow medical marijuana treatment prescribed by doctors for students in schools passed the state legislature and is off to the house.
According to the Coloradoan, the bill passed with a 10-3 vote and would allow non-smokeable marijuana that has been prescribed by a doctor to be administered by a nurse or caregiver.
While Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana, it is still illegal under federal law. This fact worries the Colorado Association of School Boards, as they believe that this can endanger an estimated $433 million in federal funds that goes directly to Colorado schools.
If passed, Colorado would be only the second state after New Jersey to allow medical marijuana in public schools.