Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Lebanon County Cannot Prohibit Parolees from Using Medical Cannabis
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Lebanon County Cannot Prohibit Parolees from Using Medical Cannabis

The county had instituted a policy that barred patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program from using cannabis while on probation.

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June 19, 2020

The Pennsylvania Supreme court ruled June 18 that Lebanon County cannot prohibit parolees from using medical cannabis, according to an AP News report.

The county had instituted a policy that barred patients enrolled in Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program from using cannabis while on probation, arguing that cannabis remains illegal under federal law, the news outlet reported.

Three medical cannabis patients, as well as the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), challenged Lebanon County’s policy in court last fall.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ultimately ruled that parolees with valid medical cannabis cards cannot be punished, as they are immune under the state’s medical marijuana law, according to AP News.