There is a California Appellate case that states that if you have a medical marijuana card, it cannot be used against you for probation or parole purposes. However, you cannot possess an unlawful amount of marijuana, nor be under the influence in public or while driving of course. You should seek clarification from a supervisor.
Seth Weinstein, Esq.
Practicing throughout Southern California
This reply should NOT be considered a legal opinion of your case / inquiry. At this time I do not have sufficient factual/legal documentation to give a complete answer to your question and there may be more to the issues you raised then I have set out in my brief reply.
I rarely recommend hiring an attorney as a knee-jerk answer to people's questions. However, Mr. Weinstein is correct: this should not be permitted to interfere with parole and should not be the criterion used to commit you to a 180-day program. I think you should beg, borrow or find some money and hire an attorney to advocate for you on this.
Congratulations on your forklift certificate. It sounds like you are doing well.
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