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Governor of Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana for Autism Treatment

June 12, 2018

Adults and children with autism and their parents and caregivers held an early rally at the Colorado state capitol building maintaining the vigil for the rest of the day. Their cause was gaining support of Colorado HB 1263, which would have granted children with autism access to legal medical marijuana treatments. The bill would have also allowed adults to treat autism with cannabis, although anyone 21 or over can purchase adult-use cannabis in Colorado. State chapter director of Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA) Michelle Walker said HB 1263 was about giving “hope to families who have children with autism as well as autistic adults throughout the state of Colorado,” The Gazette reports. Read More