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People on parole or probation have various limitations but not when it comes to medical marijuana use, based on a recent ruling by the state of Colorado.

Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed into law House Bill 1267, which "makes an exception to the probation conditions for the possession and use of medical marijuana pursuant to the state constitution." However, the new bill is not applicable to persons "convicted of an offense related to medical marijuana."

The medical marijuana bill for people on probation or parole was sponsored by House representatives led by Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) and state senator Aguilar Guzman.

Previous probation rules prohibit possession and use of marijuana, but the new ruling allows cannabis for medical purposes.

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