Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Medical Marijuana Use At School

COLORADO:  A Colorado lawmaker says it’s time that children who are prescribed medical marijuana be allowed to use that marijuana at school.

The push began when a school in Jefferson County, Colorado, told a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a cannabis patch along with low-THC oil to treat muscle spasms that he could no longer have access to his medication on campus because it was marijuana.

State Representative Jonathan Singer wants medical marijuana administered the same way as drugs like Adderall and Ritalin.

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COLORADO:  Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, has been a leading voice on how Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana industries are regulated, carrying most of the most important bills and providing testimony and experts on nearly all of them.

Singer, 36, has represented House District 11 — which also includes northern Boulder County, most of Niwot, Allenspark and parts of Lyons — since 2012. He has undergraduate and master’s degrees in social work from Colorado State University. He is a former board member for the CSU Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the CSU Counseling Center.

He is vice chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and serves on several key committees: Appropriations; Health, Insurance and Environment; Joint Technology; and Public Health Care and Human Services.

The following is a Q&A with Singer about Colorado marijuana issues, from regulations for public use and edibles to the potential ramifications of federal rescheduling: