April 2, National Autism Day, is when Gov. Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 1028, which will let children on the autism spectrum be treated with medical marijuana.
State Reps. Edie Hooton, D-Boulder, and Kim Ransom, R-Lone Tree, failed to persuade then-Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign the 2018 version. This year, they succeeded with Polis.
Hickenlooper cited a lack of scientific research into the efficacy of medical marijuana to treat autism. He authorized the Department of Public Health and Environment to do a two-year study, but the department instead is looking at CBD oil.
Polis had no such qualms, promising during the 2018 campaign that he would sign the bill if it reached his desk.