Legislation to Colorado Schools: Allow Medical Cannabis, or Lose State Money
A new bill could pull state funding from schools that do not allow medical marijuana on campus.
Denver7 says the proposal will be introduced next week, and would require schools to allow students to use certain forms of medical cannabis on campus, or face losing state money collected from marijuana taxes.
In the past, school districts have voiced their fear of losing state funding for allowing any form of marijuana. Representative Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont) says, however, his proposal would do just the opposite.
"Left and right, we're seeing schools still turn their backs on kids," Singer told Denver7. "So what we need to do this year is step up our game at the state Capitol and represent these families."
Singer plans to call the bill "Jack's Bill Part Two," a follow-up to 2015's "Jack's Amendment."