Pennsylvania Federal Judge Rules Those On Probation May Not Use Medical Cannabis

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A federal judge in Pennsylvania this week ruled that a woman on probation could not use marijuana, despite having a medical cannabis card that legally entitles her to a prescription. Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in 2016, but pot remains banned on the federal level, an inconsistency that has produced tension in the last decade. Medical marijuana has been a lifesaver for me. She told Brann that she is a recovered heroin addict, but the judge urged her to seek out other prescription remedies in lieu of medical marijuana. In its lawsuit last fall, the ACLU argued that the county rule violated Pennsylvania state law.

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A federal judge in Pennsylvania this week ruled that a woman on probation could not use marijuana, despite having a medical cannabis card that legally entitles her to a prescription. 

On Wednesday, U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann reportedly told 31-year-old Alyssa Howe that using medical marijuana during her probationary period is “out of the question,” according to PennLive. 

Howe was in court for sentencing after she admitted that “she had misappropriated $9,222 over a three-year period...

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