Colorado Will Allow Medical Cannabis Use While Awaiting TrialThe Associated PressApril 6, 2017
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a measure forbidding a court from saying that criminal defendants who are medicinal marijuana patients must abstain from pot as a condition of bond.
Colorado has already decided that cannabis use shouldn’t be off-limits for people on probation.
A fiscal analysis prepared for lawmakers says the bond measure won’t cost any money. That’s because cannabis abstention isn’t usually a condition of bond in this state.
Supporters call the bond change a policy statement. The protection for marijuana use applies only to people with certain medical conditions, not recreational cannabis consumers.