In the past week, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that would allow Medical Marijuana use for Colorado offenders who are on probation. The bill won a unanimous in the Colorado Legislature and goes into effect immediately. Medical Marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past 15 years but was still illegal to use for those on probation. Marijuana is still illegal under Federal Law and probation did not allow the probationer to violate ANY law, city, state or federal. Now, those who have a valid prescription for medical cannabis can continue to use their medicine except in a few particular circumstances. The Legislative analysts who conducted research for the bill didn’t know how many had been cited for violating probation as a result of Marijuana-related drug testing. If you have criminal charges and might be facing probation, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, LLC.
Source: HOUSE BILL 15-1267
*This information is not be construed as legal advice or to advocate the use of marijuana or any other controlled substance. Certain conditions may apply that would still keep a probationer from using medical marijuana without violating their probation. Please contact a licensed Colorado Attorney to explain the details of this law change.