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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Rep. John Kavanagh Wants A Ballot Petition To Repeal The AMMA

According to KTAR , John Kavangh (Rep) of Fountain Hills has introduced a resolution that would create a referendum on the 2014 ballot that would repeal the AMMA.  He basis his belief that the public would repeal the law because according to ADHS 90% of the 34,000 card holders cite chronic pain as the qualifying medical…

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Arizona Court of Appeals Denies Montgomery.

It took only three hours after oral argument, but the Court of Appeals,  Division One rejected the State Attorney General’s request to reverse Judge Gordon’s finding that the AMMA is constitutional.  The judges focused on the fact that absent “saber rattling” from federal prosecutors no public employee has been put in harms way of criminal…

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First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opened Yesterday

It only took two years, but the first Medical Marijuana Dispensary  in Arizona is now open.  Arizona Organix located at 51st and Glendale opened its doors yesterday.   Additionally, in a major victory for the AMMA proponents, Judge Gordon recently issued a ruling, which in part, the Court ruled that the AMMA is not preempted by the…

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