Judges Are Not Doctors: Why the ACLU Is Challenging a Ban on Medical Marijuana for People on Probation

ACLU of Pennsylvania
3 min readOct 11, 2019
Melissa Gass (left) and Ashley Bennett talk with reporters on Tuesday after the ACLU of PA filed its lawsuit against the Lebanon County court.

By Sara Rose, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of PA

Melissa Gass has experienced daily, life-threatening seizures since she developed epilepsy at age 10. Ashley Bennett has endured symptoms of PTSD from repeated childhood trauma, and Andrew Koch has suffered debilitating pain since his hand and…

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