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Possible Expansion of Arizona's Medical Marijuana Law

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Drug Related Auto Fatalities Are Becoming More Prevalent Than Alcohol Related fatalities.

[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section”][tm_pb_row admin_label=”row”][tm_pb_column type=”1_2″][tm_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://thomaslawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iStock-646950618.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/tm_pb_image][/tm_pb_column][tm_pb_column type=”1_2″][tm_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] A recent publication by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that Drug Related Auto Fatalities Are Becoming More Prevalent Than Alcohol Related fatalities. Specifically, drugs were present in 43% of the fatally…

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Arizona Proposition 205 To Weed Or Not To Weed

With Tuesday November 8, 2016 coming near,  Arizona Voters are asked to vote on proposition 205 to weed or not to weed (to place a Shakespearean twist on it). First, remember to vote, you can find your polling place here.   Second, there are allot of commercials for and against proposition 205, each with an…

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Medicinal Marijuana Cardholders Federal Law Prohibits Firearm Ownership

Medicinal Marijuana Cardholders Federal Law Prohibits Firearm Ownership. That is if you live in the any of the following states: Arizona, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Guam and Hawaii. The 9th Circuit recently upheld the District Court of Nevada’s dismissal with prejudice a Nevada Medical Marijuana cardholder’s lawsuit against the ATF The lawsuit…

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Arizona Appellate Court Allows Probationer To Use Medicinal Marijuana

On Friday, a three panel Appellate Court ruled that those on probation could still use medicinal marijuana.   This assumes of course that the individual on probation has a valid medicinal marijuana patient card.  The case in question involved an appeal of a Cochise County Superior Court, ruling that denied a drug-case probationer’s request to…

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Marijuana Legalization Is Sparking Neighbor Disputes

As Marijuana legalization is spreading in some States,(23 States)  either like Colorado, which has decriminalized marijuana or like Arizona which has provide for the use of marijuana as treatment for certain medical conditions, some homeowner associations are saying, not in our neighborhood.  While resident may be able to light up a joint legally in these States within the…

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Personal Use Marijuana Is Now Legal In Colorado Will Arizona Follow?

Many people are now flocking to Colorado for tours designed for hitting the slopes and smoking marijuana.  One such company is Colorado High Life Tours.  Colorado was one of the first States to pass medicinal marijuana laws, and since then several States have followed suit, including Arizona.  While there has been difficulty in the Medical…

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California Supreme Court Approves A City's Right To Prohibit Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

In a ruling that may shock the medical marijuana community, the California Supreme Court recently issued a ruling approving the city of Riverside’s banning of medical marijuana dispensaries via zoning.  Unlike Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act, California’s proposition 215 (which removed the criminal sanction of cannabis use under a Dr.’s recommendation) did not adopt regulations for the law.  As…

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Congressman Earl Blumenauer Introduced A Bill To Federally Legalize Marijuana

The Oregon Democrat introduced the bill in an effort to alleviate the  confusion and grey area that is arising between State law and Federal Law on the regulation of marijuana.  The bill has thirteen co-sponsors including Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Ca).  Currently 18 States plus D.C. have legalized medicinal marijuana in some form.  Colorado and Washington have both taken steps…

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Appellate Court Orders State to Return Marijuana Improperly Seized

Yuma County Sheriffs arrested Valerie Okun when the stopped her vehicle and found marijuana in her vehicle.  Incident to the arrest the Sheriff’s department seized the marijuana; however, after arrest Mrs. Okun provided law enforcement with a copy of her Arizona Medical Marijuana card.  The State then dropped the charges as she her possession of…

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