WA Parolees To Get Right To Smoke Pot

WASHINGTON: Washington’s Department of Corrections is planning to allow parolees to smoke marijuana starting next week, KING 5 News has confirmed.

The policy will permit the state’s 14,000 parolees to consume marijuana like any other Washington citizen under I-502, the legalization initiative passed by voters in 2012.

We’re putting some changes into effect so that we won’t routinely test offenders in the community for THC,” said Annmarie Aylward, DOC’s assistant secretary.

THC is the compound in marijuana that produces the high sought by users. The Corrections Department currently tests parolees‘ urine for traces of six types of drugs. But the test for THC will stop as of June 1.