Tucson, AZ asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Arizona

Q: Now that Arizona has marijuana legal, can people on federal probation smoke with a marijuana card?

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Brian C. Soto
Brian C. Soto
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: No. Unfortunately, it’s still against federal law.

Ammon John Ford
Ammon John Ford
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: State law changed but federal law did not. Federal courts and federal law enforcement are required to continue treating cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance prohibited under federal law--nothing your state does.

Your probation will not allow you to smoke cannabis, even with a medical card, because smoking cannabis is illegal under federal law and any illegal acts are a violation of your probation.

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