Criminal Law

Can I smoke weed on probation?

The short answer – Yes, if you follow the proper steps.

Now that Arkansas has passed a medical marijuana law and is issuing cards to those that can properly obtain prescriptions from their doctors, you can use marijuana just like any other prescribed drug you would normally take for your health and that you would normally be allowed to use while serving probation.

What do I need to do to make this happen?

First, get a medical marijuana card. Next, you will need to present that card to your probation officer and request permission for your prescription to be added to your file. The Probation officer will then have to submit a request to the judge over your case to approve the use of marijuana while on probation.

Once the judge has approved the use, you can use your prescription just like any other prescription.
If you have any issues getting approval to use your medication while on probation, give us a call and we will be glad to help.

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Degen Clow Arkansas Lawyer

Degen D. Clow


Degen Clow joined wh Law | We Help, in 2015 after serving as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for several years in Pulaski County. During that time, he spent almost every day in court, which he now considers his office away from the office. He developed confidence and, most importantly, learned what it takes to beat a criminal charge. Before law school,…

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