School Nurses Can Treat Students With Medical Marijuana In Colorado

The measure is meant mainly for children with seizures

School nurses in Colorado now can administer nonsmokable medical marijuana to students whose parents have given permission.

Colorado law already permitted parents to give their children medical marijuana at school, typically for treating seizures. A new law signed this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper allows parents to bring the medicine to a school nurse’s office for a child who has a medical marijuana card.

The law requires that the medicine be kept in a locked storage container and that the school principal and a parent have a written agreement. It also says the parent must bring a doctor’s note that instructs the school nurse about dosage and timing.


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