H. Michael Steinberg has over 32 years experience practicing Colorado criminal law. Mr. Steinberg strives to stay current with the ever changing aspects of criminal law issues and updates resulting in his extensive knowledge of successful criminal defense as well as appellate work. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations.
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Judges Must Allow Medical Marijuana Use While On Bail In Colorado

New Law - 2017 Judges Must Allow Medical Marijuana Use While On Colorado Bail

Judges Must Allow Medical Marijuana Use While On Colorado Bail

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.