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Can I really Smoke Pot on Probation With a Medical Card?

Years after legalization, Colorado is still working out some of the kinks with medical marijuana. A recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling clarified a 2015 law that allows the state's 80,000+ registered medical marijuana users to continue to medicate while serving a sentence to probation unless prohibiting continued use is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the goals of the being sentenced to probation in the first place.

Recent Study Looks at Effects of Legalized Medical Marijuana

A University of Colorado Denver study that examined a possible correlation between the legalization of medical marijuana and alcohol impaired driving has yielded surprising results. The study noted that fewer alcohol related deaths have occurred on the roadways since the legalization of medical marijuana.The study found that the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes resulted in fewer people drinking alcohol and not as many alcohol impaired drivers on the road. Interestingly, no corresponding increase was noted in traffic deaths among those who drove after using marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Banned in Grand Junction and Castle Rock

Voters in Grand Junction and Castle Rock, Colorado, have put an abrupt stop to medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. In early April, 57 percent of voters in Grand Junction and more than 70 percent of voters in Castle Rock chose to ban the dispensaries, forcing existing dispensaries to close up shop immediately.

New Law Seeks to Curb Marijuana Use While Driving

Accompanying Driving While Under the Influence (DWI/DUI) of alcohol laws in every state are prohibitions against driving while under the influence of a drug, which necessarily includes marijuana. While few would dispute laws that ban impaired driving while under the influence of any drug, an issue arises when lawmakers try to quantify the level of THC in marijuana that makes it illegal to drive a motor vehicle.

School Forbids Student to Use Medical Marijuana at School

A Colorado teenager with a rare neurological disease that causes him to have seizures was prescribed marijuana lozenges to control them. His condition is known as diaphragmatic and axial myoclonus. Colorado is one of 15 states that allows medical marijuana use for health purposes.

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