Well this sucks….
"A federal judge in Pennsylvania this week ruled that a woman on probation could not use marijuana, despite having a medical cannabis card that legally entitles her to a prescription.
On Wednesday, U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann reportedly told 31-year-old Alyssa Howe that using medical marijuana during her probationary period is 'out of the question,' according to PennLive.
Howe was in court for sentencing after she admitted that 'she had misappropriated $9,222 over a three-year period while working as a clerk in the Kreamer Post Office in Snyder County,' PennLive reported. She told Brann that she is a recovered heroin addict, but the judge urged her to seek out other prescription remedies in lieu of medical marijuana.
According to PennLive, Howe was placed 'on two years’ probation during which she must perform 30 hours of community service'.”
You would think we would have gotten past this crap in the last 6-7 years, but the lack of federal reform still keeps coming back to bite patients. We're going to be watching all of the candidates for Congress' position, and we think you might want to to.
The question of medical cannabis use while on probation remains a source of tension.