By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney
Judges Must Allow Medical Marijuana Use While On Colorado Bail
A relatively new 2017 law in Colorado prohibits judges from denying the use of medical marijuana to individuals who post bail in their Colorado criminal cases.
Viewed as a victory by uses of medical marijuana who suffer unnecessarily by a restriction on the use of the drug while a case makes it way through the Colorado criminal justice system, the new law maintains the right to use medical marijuana until a case is fully adjudicated.
However, the status of the use of medical marijuana while on probation remains confused in Colorado.
The law shows the kind of compassion that to the users of medical marijuana, especially in light of the fact that those accused of crime are presumed innocent and should not have their rights, and their medical marijuana, taken away.
The New Law is subsection (6)(C) of 16-4-105. Conditions of Release On Bond.