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Colorado lawmakers have cleared the first hurdle in allowing the use of medical Marijuana for those on probation or parole. Thursday a bill to change the state policy got preliminary approval in the House.

For the past 15 years, anyone on probation or parole who has a prescription for medical Marijuana could face a violation for failing a Marijuana drug test.

This change in policy would stop that practice and avoid sending those people back into the system. This is one case where lawmakers are doing the right thing and just locking people up who use medical Marijuana.

The bill will face another vote in the House before being sent to the Senate for final approval. If the Senate approves the bill it will be sent to the Governor for his signature.