420 with CNW — New Mexico Judge Rules That Hospitalized Inmates Can Use Medical Marijuana

January 7, 2021 04:25:07

Medical cannabis patients will be glad to know that they are, by law, allowed access to medicinal marijuana even if incarcerated. In what could be a precedent-setting case, a district judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ruled that the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County must allow inmates with qualifying conditions access to medicinal marijuana. The ruling has been lauded by advocates for the trickle-down effects it could have for jails and prisons.

Back in 2019, Joe Montano, an Albuquerque resident, was convicted on a charge of drunken driving and sentenced to…


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