An Arizona court has upheld a decision that allows the state to prosecute Arizona drivers for driving under the influence of marijuana even if there is no evidence that they have been smoking pot. According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Court of Appeals upheld the right for law enforcement to charge a patient enrolled in the Arizona Medical Marijuana program (AMMA) for DUI from a traffic stop in Maricopa County in 2010. The court said the state’s legislature created the state’s DUI laws to “protect public safety,” so the court claimed it had a responsibility to interpret the statute “broadly,” and thus include both inactive and active chemical compounds found in marijuana. The court claims that active as well as inactive will now apply. Yet another blow against patients in the medical marijuana community and a win for the private prison system state. Marijuana patient traveling from California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington may avoid the state’s bizarre laws entirely by driving around it. Also residents that use Marijuana (over 30,000 patients), may soon leave the state if the law is not repealed. “It’s another attack against our medical marijuana program and it must be repealed.” says Rain Baker.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Shadi Zaki is a quiet giant in the medical marijuana industry is having a final decision today about his case. He is a true champion for patients!
I hope everyone can go to this hearing. I apologize I just learned about it.
Come or send your prayers his way please.
“I’m heading to court support for Shadi today at 1:30 for his final settlement conference… He would like people to come and support him if they can…here is the info…post this if you can…
201 W jefferson courtroom 1004
In the central court building @ 1:30PMRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
SB 1441 Can Police legally be able to throw away your marijuana medicine? Once taken by police. Is it police property or your property?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Kieth Floyd – NO 25 Mile Rule. Its unconstitutional for me to be told where I have to get my medicine.
Kieth Floyd – NO 25 Mile Rule. Its unconstitutional for me to be told where I have to get medicine.
Tom Dean Attorney and Legal Director for Phoenix NORML spoke out at the Rally on February 7th.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Rep. Kanavagn and congress will face tougher stronger activism backed by millions of dollars invested by dispensary investors. “This is a war!” said Rain Baker CAMP420 and Phoenix NORML activist, “We are fighting for are right to use cannabis as patients!” Just a few dispensaries have just opened and many more will even before 2014. But the valley is already booming in the green rush and smaller businesses have opened including, hydro stores, recommendation clinics, smoke shops and vaper lounges. So Tax revenue generation expands far beyond just dispensaries and is already happening. There are over 30,000 patients in the valley and many have renewed their Green cards.
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White Mountain case has won the battle and has cleared the path for dispensary openings. Finally Dispensaries in Arizona will open their doors to Patients.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )