Arizona Supreme Court Allows Medical Marijuana On Probation

The Arizona Supreme Court has issued rules banning courts and prosecutors from denying marijuana use as a term of probation if the convicted felons have valid medical marijuana cards.

ARIZONA:  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.

“The Supreme Court is recognizing what the people decided when they passed the initiative: You can use your medicine,” said David Euchner, an assistant Pima County public defender.

Euchner argued as a friend of the court in both cases in his role as a member of the executive committee for Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

The court ruled, however, that the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office had the right to withdraw from the offered plea agreement because it had not yet been accepted by a judge.

Read full article @ AZ Central

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