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Colorado Senate Votes “Yes” on Bill Banning Courts from Preventing Those on Bond from Using Medical Cannabis

Colorado’s full Senate has voted to pass a bill preventing courts from telling those out on bond that they can’t use medical cannabis.

Senate Bill 178, sponsored by Senator Vicki Marble (R), was passed through its second reading today. It will still need to be passed through a third and final reading before being sent to the House of Representatives.

“This is a clean-up expanding upon existing law that allows the use of medical marijuana while on parole or probation,” said Senator Marble in a press release following the Senate’s vote. “It is important to remember that medical marijuana patients released on bond have not been convicted of a crime. No judge should have the authority to overturn a doctor’s medical order.”

According to its official summary: “The bill prohibits a court from imposing as a bond condition a ban on marijuana use if the person possesses a valid medical marijuana registry identification card.”

Click here for the full text of Senate Bill 178.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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