Marijuana

Arizona AMMA patient evicted despite provision to protect him from civil penalties.

3/14/16  Disparity between Federal and State laws give rise to confusion, concern and unforeseen consequences for some medical marijuana patients in Arizona.  Because marijuana is still a Schedule 1 Drug under the United Stated Controlled Substances Act, a lease clause forbidding drug use, even specifically banning use of marijuana by a card-holding medical marijuana patient,… Read more

Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) does not permit a Registered Caregiver to possess more than the statutory limit per patient.

2/26/16  Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) does not permit a Registered Caregiver to possess more than the statutory limit per patient.   The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) permits a Registered Caregiver to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana for each of 5 designated marijuana patients.  Each patient must be registered as connected to a particular… Read more

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) bars forgery prosecution of a physician for falsely certifying they have reviewed the patient’s medical history.

2/23/16  The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) bars forgery prosecution of a physician for falsely certifying they have reviewed the patient’s medical history.   The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) allows a person to obtain a Marijuana Medical Card if a physician issues a written certification that a patient has a “debilitating medical condition.”  Arizona… Read more

AMMA Bars Condition of Probation Preventing Medical Use of Marijuana

2/5/16  Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) bars a Condition of Probation preventing a Probationer from the Medical Use of Marijuana The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) allowed a defendant who was on felony probation, and who had an AMMA Card, to use marijuana even though the written… Read more