Arizona AG retracts bid to make extracts illegal for medical marijuana patients

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has withdrawn his request asking the state Supreme Court to declare medical marijuana hashish and cannabis extracts illegal for MMJ patients.

His reversal could help ease the worries of MMJ companies across Arizona that stood to lose significant revenue from the sale and production of extracts if they were banned.

Capitol Media Services reported that Brnovich changed course this week after a filing from his office maintained that the resin extracted from cannabis should be outlawed.

In reversing his stance, Brnovich cited the unintended consequences for medical cannabis patients, including children, if they are denied access to marijuana extracts.

Brnovich’s spokesman said there are children who receive medical marijuana in liquid fashion to treat seizures and that the AG has a responsibility to uphold the will of voters. Arizonans narrowly approved MMJ in 2010.

The discussion stems from a challenge to a Court of Appeals ruling this summer that made cannabis extracts illegal as part of a case against Rodney Jones, who argues he was wrongfully convicted of felony possession for having 0.05 of an ounce of hashish.

What happens next is up in the air, since the state Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to take up the Jones case.

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One comment on “Arizona AG retracts bid to make extracts illegal for medical marijuana patients
  1. Aleafia Green on

    You are lucky this time, but still where do all these absolute jerks and stigmatized fearful idiot politicians come from? and it’s their complete stupidity that is so shocking, these politicians are so so ignorant about Cannabis. Why are there so many people who are so stupid blind and sick that they cannot seeing a green healing plant right infront of them. A plant that has been used for 7000 years medicinally, yet these stupid stigmatized idiots are still sticking to their stupid beliefs and fears. Well you had better be afraid because for the first time ever people can heal themselves and they dont need stupid ignorant doctors over prescribing oxy and zanex, or these stupid politicians with their whiskeys smokes and burgers, thinking they are all high and mighty with their anti cannabis stance. Big food, big pharma, big drug, big beauty, big booze, big cigs better be afraid, cause these industries will be turned upside down! So just stop it already people, the train has left the station. Anyways why would you fight against something that people clearly want need and benefit from, a plant that saves lives and that makes people happier and more comfortable, ask yourself that you stupid ignorant miserable sickies.

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