A Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on Monday revealed that Chris Brown tested positive for marijuana use in a random drug test conducted last June in Virginia. But does that mean he violated the conditions of his probation stemming from his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna?
Judge Patricia Schnegg has set a follow-up hearing for Nov. 1 to evaluate prosecutors’ claims that the drug test is only one of multiple ways Brown wasn’t behaving himself. They say that probation officials in Virginia — where Brown has been carrying out his community service sentence — also believe Brown violated travel restrictions.
In his defense, Brown says that after testing positive for pot, he told Virginia officials that he has a medical marijuana card and he smoked the marijuana in California. The drug test was not ordered by a California judge, but is routine in Virginia.
“I’m not going to order a subsequent drug test, but this is my advice to you: You are not an average person,” Schnegg told Brown. “A lot of people look up to you, a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts a lot of people.”
“I’m going to caution you,” Schnegg continued. “You should be very mindful of obeying all laws and rules.”