Colorado lawmakers back in session
Last update: February 2, 2017
Lawmakers have reconvened for the 2017 session, and have already introduced several positive bills for their colleagues to consider. Senate Bill 17 would add PTSD to the list of qualifying medical conditions – a long overdue improvement to the state medical marijuana law. Another bill, Senate Bill 63, would establish onsite consumption licenses for locations that choose to allow patrons to consume cannabis outside their residence. With the session just beginning, we may have additional bills introduced in coming weeks.
This year’s session follows a decision by Denver voters last November to pass Denver Initiated Ordinance 300 (I-300) passed. This landmark measure authorizes approved businesses to allow adults to consume marijuana on their premises. Denver is now the first community in the U.S. to pass an ordinance that allows existing businesses to cater to adult marijuana consumers.
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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.