A new law in Colorado, approved by Governor John Hickenlooper, now allows parents to bring non-smokable medical marijuana to school nurses’ office for children who have medical cannabis cards.
The school nurses have permission to administer the medication after Colorado’s Hickenlooper approved Bill 1286.
The law in Colorado had previously given permission allowing parents to administer this type of medication on school premises.
The Governor stated that he favored House Bill 1286 because the legislation prevents it from entering the wrong hands.
In addition, he found the stories of the parents he spoke to compelling.
The medicine must be kept in a locked storage container and both the principal and parents should have a written agreement.
No student can take the medication to the nurse’s office nor travel with it on the bus.
In addition, the parent must provide a letter from the doctor stating the time the medication should be given and the dosage.[share-btn]