Bill would allow medical marijuana in schools for children


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DENVER — With three days remaining for lawmakers to wrap up this year’s legislative business at the state Capitol, one of the important bills remaining would allow children to bring medical marijuana to schools.

The bill could help more than 500 children in the state. Some of the children have moved to Colorado with their families to get help and to have access to marijuana.

The bill is designed to help children who have to live with seizures and muscle spasms. They can take a strain of marijuana that is low in THC, but many can’t go to school because of drug-free zones.

The bill would make exceptions for children who have a doctor’s note. A parent or caregiver would go into the school to administer it.

The bill would also put the number of plants a caregiver could grow medical purposes at 99. Currently, there are no limits.

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