Should offenders be allowed to smoke marijuana while on community supervision?

By | January 22, 2013 | Comments

On Monday’s edition of “Legislative Review,” we recap an interesting debate in the Senate Law and Justice Committee about whether or not judges should have the ability to prohibit criminal offenders from smoking marijuana while they’re out on community supervision.

Judges have long had the ability to prohibit offenders from drinking alcohol, and some prosecutors want to add marijuana to that list. Marijuana activists testified in opposition to the bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, saying that it “violates the spirit” of I-502, the initiative passed by voters that legalized marijuana in Washington state.

Plus, we cover a hearing from Friday about the problem of binge drinking among college students and proposal that would create special DUI courts on college campuses.

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