The Arizona Supreme Court issued two rulings this week barring courts and prosecutors from denying marijuana use as a term of probation if the convicted felons have valid medical-marijuana cards.
In one case, a man convicted of possessing marijuana for sale in Cochise County was forbidden from using marijuana by a probation officer after he was released from prison.
In the second, a woman pleading guilty to DUI in Yavapai County refused to accept abstention from marijuana as a term of probation, prompting the prosecution to withdraw the plea agreement. Both had valid medical-marijuana cards.
The Supreme Court ruled that both had the right to use marijuana for their medical conditions and that prosecutors and courts could not block that right as a term of probation. [Read more at the Arizona Republic]
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