Lawsuit transferred to PA Supreme Court that challenges policy that prohibits medical marijuana use for people on probation

The lawsuit that challenges a Lebanon County policy that stops people on probation from using medical marijuana even if they have a card could soon be heading to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

A spokesperson for the ACLU tells FOX43 today, “the case was just today transferred from the Commonwealth Court to the State Supreme Court.” Officials representing the 52nd Judicial District of Lebanon County confirm the order as well.

Read the full order here.

FOX43’s Jamie Bittner broke the story on Melissa Gass, who is on probation in Lebanon County and who lives with epilepsy. Now, nearly a month later, Gass is part of the lawsuit that also lists Ashley Bennett and Andrew Koch as petitioners against the 52nd Judicial District, Lebanon County.

Read the Lawsuit here.

Read Lebanon County’s probation policy.

After the lawsuit was first announced, a spokesperson for the Lebanon County court said they had no comment on pending litigation.

Follow the story of Melissa Gass from the beginning when she spoke first exclusively to FOX43.

The story of Melissa Gass.

Melissa Gass rallies at the Capitol.

ACLU announces lawsuit against 52nd Judicial District, Lebanon County.

See all court postings regarding the Gass, Bennett & Koch, et al. v. 52nd Judicial District:

Transfer To The Supreme Court

Application For Emergency Relief

Brief ER Relief

Petition For Review

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