Colorado Governor Signs Bill to Allow Those on Probation to Use Medical Cannabis

Colorado useGovernor John Hickenlooper has signed House Bill 1267 into law, allowing those on probation to use medical cannabis.

Medical cannabis has been legal in Colorado since voters approved Amendment 20 in 2000. However, the use of the medicine while on probation or parole has remained prohibited.

House Bill 1267, which takes effect immediately, changes that.

“If it’s in the constitution, you should have the right to use it on probation;” says Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), the bill’s primary sponsor.

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Colorado Bill to Allow Those on Probation or Parole to Use Medical Cannabis Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor’s Desk

bong-bud-fire-lighter-marijuana-Favim.com-114485House Bill 1267, a proposal to allow those on probation or parole to use medical cannabis, has been passed by Colorado’s House of Representatives and Senate, sending it to Governor John Hickenlooper for consideration.

“If it’s in the constitution, you should have the right to use it on probation,” says Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), the bill’s primary sponsor.

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Colorado House Passes Bill to Allow Those on Probation or Parole to Use Medical Cannabis

A Colorado proposal (House Bill 1267) to allow those on probation or parole to use medical cannabis has been 420given initial approval by the state’s House of Representatives.

“If it’s in the constitution, you should have the right to use it on probation,” says Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), the bill’s primary sponsor.

The vote occurs just days after Arizona’s Supreme Court ruled that medical cannabis patients are allowed to use the medicine while on probation or parole.

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