DENVER, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado lawmakers are getting ready to vote on a bill that would limit teenagers' access to high-potency THC products, like wax and vape pens.
House Bill 1317 passed unanimously in the House Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee in late May.
If passed by the Senate, the bill would create more restrictions for medical marijuana users between 18 and 20-years-old. People in that age range would only be able to purchase in one day 2 grams.
The bill would also tighten standards to qualify for a medical card and enforce a tighter limit on daily purchases for those older than 20, who would only be able to purchase in one day 8 grams.
Those in favor of HB1317 say it will prevent the strong doses of marijuana from getting to teens. At a press conference, many speakers of the bill say marijuana concentrates are creating problems for high school students who are getting their hands on it.
Republican Senator Paul Lundeen of the Ninth District says there have been cases of teenagers having psychotic breaks who have taken high potency marijuana.
However, those against the bill say it puts local dispensaries at an unfair advantage to run their business. Local dispensaries say changing the number of grams people can purchase will change the number of containers required to hold the products. Saying the cost will be passed down to customers.
For more information on HB1317, click here.