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Michigan probationers allowed to use medical marijuana

LANSING, Mich. – Registered patients previously barred from using medical marijuana while on probation in Michigan may now legally return to using the substance medically.

The Michigan state court of appeals recently made the ruling.

The appellate case stems from a June 2019 Grand Traverse County road–rage incident involving 39–year–old Michael Thue, who eventually pleaded guilty to assault and battery for his role in the incident.

His sentence included a year of probation with a condition that he not use medical marijuana, even though he was a state–registered patient allowed to do so.

The new ruling helps make the medical marijuana act and card associated with the patient involved in the legal system protected from penalty of any kind.