The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down on the county’s policy that prevented people on probation and other forms of supervision from using cannabis if they are registered in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. The justices said Thursday that probationers holding a valid medical marijuana card are immune from punishment under the state’s medical marijuana law. Lebanon County’s court system had sought to prohibit medical marijuana use by people on probation and parole. The policy was challenged by three medical marijuana patients.
The state Supreme Court live-streamed oral arguments for the first time Tuesday, May 19. WESA’s An-Li Herring reports that one case addressed whether trial courts can stop people on probation from using medical marijuana.