Colorado Governor 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.