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Can Drug Charges Affect Financial Aid?

September 5, 2019 | drugs

College students currently make up the one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide. In 2016, 45% of college males and 42% of college females used an illegal drug. Among these drugs are Adderall, ecstasy, and prevalently, marijuana. 39% of college and high school students use marijuana. For students either in or entering college, a drug… read more

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Is possession of marijuana a felony in Arizona?

July 26, 2019 | drugs

Is possession of marijuana really a felony?! Because it’s totally legal in California… and Nevada… and we have medical marijuana in Arizona… Yes.  Possession of Marijuana for personal use is a felony offense in Arizona. Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3405 provides that a person shall not knowingly possess or use marijuana, and that violating the… read more

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What is Proposition 200, anyways?

June 25, 2019 | drugs

Proposition 200 was a voter initiative passed in Arizona in 1996 that provided substantial protections for those people charged with possessing drugs.  The law was enacted as Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-901.01 and has been modified over its lifetime to change which drugs are eligible for Proposition 200’s protections. So what does it do? Pursuant… read more

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Victory for Medical Marijuana Card Holders

May 31, 2019 | drugs,News

After more than 6 years of litigation and setbacks from the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court finally handed Arizona’s medical marijuana patients a victory in shutting the door on prosecutions of those patients for possessing their medicine. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (or “AMMA”) provides a defense to arrest, prosecution, or penalty… read more

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How much weed is too much weed?

May 28, 2019 | drugs

In Arizona, two pounds. The answer as to why is something called the “threshold amount.”  The threshold amount for marijuana is defined as two pounds of marijuana in Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3401(36)(h). Possessing more than the threshold amount of marijuana makes you ineligible for probation, suspension of sentence, pardon, or release if convicted pursuant… read more

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