Arizona: Supreme Court Affirms That Lawmakers Cannot Ban Medical Cannabis Access on College Campuses

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ARIZONA:  The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court decision striking down a 2012 law that sought to forbid medical cannabis access on college campuses. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono, and called the decision a “victory for democracy.” Justices opined that the 2012 law was unconstitutional because it impermissibly sought to Read the full article…

Medical-Marijuana Patients Still At Risk For DUI Conviction, Appeals Court Confirms

The Court of Appeals judges wrote in Tuesday's opinion that the "carve-out exception" does not "completely ban" the state from prosecuting people under the zero-tolerance law.

ARIZONA:  Medical-marijuana patients are still at risk for a DUI conviction simply for having trace amounts of THC in their bloodstreams, the state Court of Appeals confirmed on Tuesday. In a 3-0 ruling with disclaimers by one judge, the court upheld the conviction of a Mesa man despite an apparent exception for such prosecutions in Read the full article…

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana Should Be Legal

If only our current Justices were as enlightened.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Retired Justice John Paul Stevens made some news in an interview with NPR’s Scott Simon on Thursday. Scott asked him if the federal government should legalize marijuana. “Yes,” Stevens replied. “I really think that that’s another instance of public opinion [that's] changed. And recognize that the distinction between marijuana and alcoholic beverages Read the full article…

Arizona Court Rules On DUI Law For Marijuana Users

The ruling overturned a state Court of Appeals decision last year that upheld the right of authorities to prosecute pot smokers for DUI even when there is no evidence of impairment.

ARIZONA:  Authorities can’t prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states have grappled with across the nation. The ruling overturned a state Court of Appeals decision last year that upheld the Read the full article…