Chris Brown failed a drug test for marijuana while still on probation.
However, he won't face legal consequences in all likelihood. Why?
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said mandatory drug testing was not a condition of Brown's probation, first of all. Second, he has a prescription for it ... seriously.
Brown tested positive in June in Virginia, where he is fulfilling his community service and where marijuana. It is legal in California, where he lives, for medicinal purposes.
Brown, who is midway through a five-year probation sentence for beating Rihanna, produced a legitimate medical marijuana card after the positive test, Schnegg said.
A November 1 hearing will decide officially whether he violated his probation on that and other matters, including travel restrictions and fulfillment of his community service.
Chris' probation could have been revoked on the spot, sending him to jail, but Schnegg did not do this. Nevertheless, she gave Chris Brown, 23, a warning in court:
"You are not an ordinary person who can sit in your living room and do whatever you want to do. More importantly, a lot of people look up to you, a lot of kids."
"What you do and what you say impacts a lot of people."
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said his client had "completed all of his community service" and will certainly do all that he can to prove this fact at the November 1 hearing.