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California high court: Inmates can't have cannabis in prison

 

August 13, 2021

Noah Berger - Associated Press

In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, an employee stocks cannabis at a store shortly before its first day of recreational marijuana sales in San Francisco.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Prison inmates can't legally possess marijuana under California's law allowing recreational pot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a lower court that found prisoners could have the drug as long as they didn't consume it.

The justices said the 2019 appellate court ruling allowing prisoners to have up to 1 ounce (28.5 grams) of marijuana went against common sense. The high court sided with the state attorney general in finding the state's marijuana law approved by voters did not apply to Californians in prison.

"It seems implausible" that the voters intended to essentially decriminalize marijuana in prisons, Associate Justice Joshua Groban wrote for the majority.

https://www.startribune.com/california-high-court-inmates-cant-have-cannabis-in-prison/600087330/

 

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