CeDAR Supports Partnership to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Monday, May 22, 2017
Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 193

CeDAR supports the state’s efforts in the battle against the opioid epidemic as Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 193 into law on May 18th on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. 

The $1 million from Colorado marijuana tax cash will be used to establish the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, a research center focused on strategies for prevention and treatment of addictions to opioids and other controlled substances.   

The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Cheri Jahn, D-WheatRidge, and Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud.  House sponsors are Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, and Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale.

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Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 193