You shouldn’t drive when you are high. It’s not safe for you and it’s not safe for anyone else on the road. But the state should have to prove you are, in fact high before they can arrest, charge, and convict you of a crime. As the Arizona laws currently stand, they do not. But some are hoping that will soon change. [Read more…]
April 2104 Update: Sanity prevails, and this decision was overturned.
You would think to be arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you would have to be under the influence of something, feeling its effects. Not so says an Arizona Court of Appeals who ruled last week that simply having marijuana’s active components in your body is enough for a conviction. And because THC (the active component in marijuana) stays present in the body for months, a toke last month could get you a DUI charge tonight. [Read more…]
While lawmakers in Arizona believe Arizona voters should have a chance to “rethink” the medical pot laws they voted in a few years ago, one recent poll indicates that the voters are happy with where things stands and may even support a future measure to legalize marijuana use altogether. [Read more…]
A big debate against permissive state marijuana laws—whether medical or recreational—is that they circumvent federal laws against pot. But, a Superior Court Judge in ruled this week in a convincing argument, that the two bodies of law can exist (and even be enforced) simultaneously, without problems. [Read more…]
The first medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona has been given clearance by the DHS to open it’s doors to customers with medical cannabis cards. [Read more…]
Despite the passage of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, no dispensaries in the state of Arizona have sold any marijuana; none have even opened their doors. But more than a few people would like to stop them before any of this ever happens. [Read more…]