Colorado moving to allow pot use by people on probation

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Posted: Apr 10, 2015 12:30 AM
Colorado moving to allow pot use by people on probation

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana has won unanimous approval in its first test in the state Legislature.

The state has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years — but not for people on probation or parole.

The House Judiciary Committee voted 15-0 Thursday to change that policy by saying that pot use doesn't amount to a probation violation for people with medical clearance to use the drug.

The change wouldn't apply to probationers whose crime was related to marijuana.

Colorado's hearing came two days after Arizona's highest court ruled that marijuana patients in that state should be allowed to use the drug while on probation or parole.