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s_sa_2018a_2018-04-24t10:54:31z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-261

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 24, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-261 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:07:15 PM  
Senator Marble, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-261 to the committee. The bill adds a condition for which a physician could prescribe an opiate for pain to the list of disabling medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be used. Committee members received a handout listing bill supporters [Attachment D].
12:10:40 PM  
Dr. Larry Wolk, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified against the bill.
12:14:07 PM  
Amanda Bent, representing the Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
12:16:39 PM  
Blair Hubbard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:33 PM  
Dr. Wolk answered questions from the committee.
12:29:54 PM  
Committee discussion with Dr. Wolk ensued.
12:31:02 PM  
Stacey Linn, representing Cannability Foundation, testified in support of the bill. She noted other medical cannabis organizations supporting the bill.
12:35:10 PM  

Cpl. Nolan Cochron, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

12:35:48 PM  
Beau Woodcock, representing himself and Shadow Company, testified in support of the bill.
12:41:04 PM  

Mr. Woodcock and Mr. Cochron responded to committee member questions.

12:41:17 PM  
Senator Marble wrapped up her presentation
of the bill.  She provided an article to committee members [Attachment
E].
12:43:52 PM  
Senator Marble responded to committee member questions.


12:45:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-261 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS