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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Maryland House Approves Bill to Allow those on Parole and Probation to Possess and Use Cannabis

Maryland’s Housemaryland of Delegates has voted to approve a bill that would allow those on parole and probation to possess and use small amounts of cannabis.

The proposal, sponsored by Delegate David Moon (D-Montgomery), would allow those on parole, and those on probation, to possess and use up to 10 grams of cannabis, which was decriminalized by state lawmakers in 2014.

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Washington State Stops Testing Parolees for Cannabis

In a move that many will find surprising, Washington State’s Department of Corrections has stopped testing paroleesdrugtest for cannabis, effectively allowing the roughly 14,000 individuals on parole in the state to consume cannabis without consequence. The move is made possible by the recent legalization of cannabis in the state, passed by voters in 2012 through a citizen’s initiative.

“We’re putting some changes into effect so that we won’t routinely test offenders in the community for THC,” Annmarie Aylward, assistant secretary for the Department of Corrections, told King 5 last month, right before the implementation of the new change. “We don’t want them held to that level when, as a citizen, you wouldn’t be held to that level either”.

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