Positive bills head to governor’s desk following session wrap up
Last update: May 18, 2016
Several good bills emerged from another hectic year in the Colorado General Assembly and are now awaiting the governor’s signature before becoming law.
Among other bills to pass, HB 1261 would allow visitors to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana (instead of the current limit of ¼ ounce) and, among other changes, it also fine-tunes labeling requirements. HB 1373 would create protections for medical marijuana patients attending school by prohibiting schools from disciplining them for possession or consumption. And SB 40 would remove the residency requirement for marijuana business ownership. The governor is expected to sign all three bills.
Colorado continues its winning streak when it comes to marijuana legalization. Revenue is up, the negative effects of failed prohibition policies are way down, and the rest of the country is taking notice. Click here for further details on life after legalization and regulation in Colorado. If you have not already done so, please sign-up for our free, state-specific email alerts so you don’t miss your opportunity to advocate for sensible marijuana policy in the Centennial State.
Families find hope high in the Rocky Mountains
In the summer of 2013, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta released a documentary about medical marijuana called Weed, featuring a CBD-rich cannabis oil that could save lives. The oil successfully treated seizures caused by intractable epilepsy, which sometimes occur hundreds of times per day. Soon, more than a hundred families flocked to Colorado, most with a child suffering from similar seizures. They called themselves “medical refugees,” and Colorado’s medical cannabis was their last hope.
If you or someone you know would like to become a registered medical marijuana patient in Colorado, please visit the Department of Public Health and Environment’s website for a list of frequently asked questions, application information, and materials.