Colorado: Patients May Access Medical Cannabis While On Bond

Denver, CO: Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation into law permitting registered patients to access medical cannabis while on bond in a criminal case.

Senate Bill 17 states, “[T]he court shall not require as a condition of any bond that [a] person … with a valid registry identification card … abstain from the use of medical marijuana.”

Existing law permits qualified patients to engage in cannabis therapy while on probation, but only in circumstances where a judge does not object to it.

The new law takes effect on August 9, 2017.

For more information, please contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.