Medical Marijuana People on Probation

Arizona’s Supreme Court recently ruled that people on probation in the state can’t be denied medical marijuana as part of their probation. The highest court in Arizona ruled that people had a right to medical marijuana which could not be taken away under the guise of probation. On the heels of Arizona’s ruling, Colorado’s lawmakers are now considering a similar provision in Colorado’s medical marijuana laws for people on probation.

Colorado’s “CONCERNING CONDITIONS OF PROBATION RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA” Bill Summary states:

Under current law, a person on probation is prohibited from committing another offense. The possession and use of marijuana is an offense under federal law.

The bill makes an exception to the probation conditions for the possession and use of medical marijuana pursuant to the state constitution unless the person is convicted of an offense related to medical marijuana.

Just another step toward full acknowledgement that marijuana prohibition has been based on a big one.

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