Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) Wednesday signed legislation to expand access to medical marijuana for students in schools. Meanwhile, another bill recently arrived on his desk that would increase the legal cannabis possession limit in the state. Current law gives principals discretion to set policies allowing or preventing schools to store and administer cannabis-based medicines. But under the new legislation, Polis signed, that discretion is removed and school boards will be required to create policies on storage of cannabis medicines and allowing personnel to volunteer to possess and administer it to qualifying students who need it. “This bill is a long time coming,” the governor said at a signing ceremony. “It’s also the culmination of communities coming together to make it happen—make a change.” Meanwhile, lawmakers also recently sent a bill to Polis’s desk that would increase the lawful marijuana possession limit for adults from one to two ounces. While that’s yet to be signed, the governor celebrated the student-based legislation.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 05/05/2021 16:42:00