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F12DCAEE15732541872583BD006F0484 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1028

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 14, 2019      
Location LSB B



HB19-1028 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:12:40 PM  
Senator Fenberg, bill sponsor, presented
House Bill 19-1028 to the committee.  
The
bill creates a statutory right for a patient with an autism spectrum disorder
(ASD) to use medical marijuana.  ASD must be diagnosed by a primary
care physician, physician with experience in ASD, or licensed mental health
provider acting within their scope of practice in order to qualify as a
disabling medical condition.
 In
addition, the bill encourages the State Board of Health in the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to prioritize medical
marijuana health research grants for studies to gather objective scientific
research regarding the efficacy and the safety of administering medical
marijuana for ovarian cancer, dementia, and pediatric conditions, including
but not limited to ASD.
02:16:41 PM  
Michelle Walker, Safe Access Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:15 PM  
David Wasserman, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:00 PM  
Senator Fields announced that Senator Coram
was in attendance.
02:24:17 PM  
Jonah Trujilllo, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.  
02:25:30 PM  
Vicki Trujillo, Safe Access Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Trujillo responded to committee questions.
 
02:26:44 PM  
Autumn Brooks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:39 PM  
Amanda Bent, Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:35 PM  
Jamie Kropp, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
02:37:21 PM  
Benjamin Waters, Native Roots, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:16 PM  
Dan Brandt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:07 PM  
Melanie Rose Rodgers, Safe Access Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:40 PM  

Senators Fenberg and Coram responded to committee questions about the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:54:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1028 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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