How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask JB Umphrey Your Own Question
JB Umphrey
JB Umphrey, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 20233
Experience:  Handling criminal and probation matters for over 14 years.
14211116
Type Your Criminal Law Question Here...
JB Umphrey is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a question about medical marijuana. I currently use

This answer was rated:

I have a question about medical marijuana. I currently use the drug for chronic pain from many years of football. It helps take the migraines away and really helps with the pinched nerves. I am currently on adult probation in Maricopa County. I would like to know if I were to get clearance from a doctor to legally use medical marijuana and go through the whole process of being legal to purchase and consume marijuana, if my probation officer could violate me or tell me I have to stop using it, even though I am legal in the states eyes to use it?

I have searched high and low on this subject with mixed results. I have not spoken to a lawyer and am not whiling to ask my probation officer because I am worried that will raise suspicion and the trust I have built up with him is gone.

Please help

JB Umphrey :

Thank you for using JustAnswer!

As a general matter, a condition of probation is that one is to follow all laws.

JB Umphrey :

At this time, marijuana is still against federal law.

JB Umphrey :

So, yes, even if you are a bonafide cardholder for medical marijuana, your probation officer can still violate you if you test dirty.

JB Umphrey :

If you are satisfied that your question has been answered, you can select ACCEPT to close this thread and so that I receive credit for assisting you today.

Customer:

Right, but even though marijuana is against federal law. Didnt Obama tell the governments not to impose any charges to individuals who are abiding by local laws?

JB Umphrey and other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Right, but even though marijuana is against federal law. Didnt Obama tell the governments not to impose any charges to individuals who are abiding by local laws?
Yes, however, there still are federal prosecutions and the laws are still on the books.