- Associated Press - Thursday, December 4, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court plans to review a lower court’s ruling that judges can’t order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.

The justices on Tuesday agreed to consider a Court of Appeals ruling that overturned a Cochise County Superior Court judge’s order that a drug-case probationer not use medical marijuana.

The probationer had agreed to a plea agreement that included the prohibition but later tried to change it.

The Court of Appeals ruling said judges can normally prohibit use of marijuana as a term of probation. But the panel’s majority ruling said that authority must bow to the medical marijuana law’s provision that exempts use of marijuana for medical purposes from criminal laws.

A dissenting judge disagreed, citing the probationer’s acceptance of the terms of his probation.



Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide