Pubdate: Mon, 16 May 2016
Source: Pueblo Chieftain (CO)
Copyright: 2016 The Pueblo Chieftain
Author: Frank Martinez Jr.


I am writing in response to a recent article published on May 3 
titled, "At the State Capitol: Marijuana bill headed to the 
governor." I understand this is a sensitive subject with many pros 
and cons; however, I feel that HB 1373 is a solid start to allowing 
children with various diseases or disorders to get there medical 
marijuana (nonsmokeable) medicine administered in school by a parent 
or guardian.

I realize this bill may come under some scrutiny from other student's 
parents and or teachers due to the risk of having marijuana on the 
premises, thus giving the impression that drugs are allowed at 
school. I feel that school staff and parents may communicate 
regularly that these adults will control this policy with sternness 
and follow the rules set forth by the government.

The bill states that a legal parent or guardian must administer the 
medicine and then immediately remove the substance from the premises.

If we follow these guidelines I don't see a reason why we shouldn't 
allow students with certain illnesses or disorders requiring medical 
marijuana from receiving proper care.

Frank Martinez Jr.

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