John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 20, 20172min560

The booming sound from the Civic Center pro-pot 4/20 rally, where thousands gathered Thursday to celebrate Colorado's legal weed, forced a hastily called state House press conference into a windowless side room. On the floor of the House lawmakers were debating <a href="https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-017" target="_blank">Senate Bill 17</a>, which would allow residents suffering from PTSD and with a recommendation from a doctor to buy marijuana without paying retail taxes. The debate took off when the issue of underage users came up. The debate stretched on for an hour. The Bill passed. As it stands, minors with PTSD have to get a recommendation from their attending pediatrician -- and not from one of the state's long list of pot doctors.