Colorado bill allows schools to administer medical marijuana

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School nurses throughout Colorado will now be allowed to administer non-smokable medical cannabis to students thanks to a new bill.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1286 this week, giving school personnel clearance to administer medical marijuana to students with a valid medical recommendation, reports The Denver Post.

Current law already permits parents to give their children medical marijuana at school. The new law allows parents to leave medicine with school nurses offices.

The law only gives permission to school medical personnel to administer doses of medical cannabis, although they are not required to do so.

In a letter released by Gov. Hickenlooper, he cited parent Hannah Lavato and her son Quintin, who served as an impetus for the new legislation known as “Quintin’s Amendment.”

“We can’t afford to stay home and because of that we can’t give him his third dose in the middle of the day,” explained Lovato to Fox News.

“If a nurse was able to give him that third dose at school, that would open up his medication doses and help us out…

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