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Parolees in Washington to no longer be drug tested for marijuana

In a refreshing bit of “if it’s legal, it’s legal,” parolees in Washington state will be allowed to smoke marijuana starting on June 1, according to the Washington Department of Corrections.

The new policy will permit the state’s 14,000 parolees to use cannabis like any other adult in the state under I-502, the legalization measure approved by voters in 2012, reports Chris Ingalls at King 5.

Interestingly, the DOC didn’t change its policy until recreational marijuana was legalized by state voters; medical marijuana patients on parole have for years been denied their medicine in Washington state, despite their demonstrated medical need for it.

Read more: http://hemp.org/news/content/washington-parolees-allowed-smoke-marijuana-starting-june-1

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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