"A guy that young, to stand up on principle when he was given an easy way out – he had the courage to say 'no, this isn't right,'
The Arizona Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, has shot down a controversial law criminalizing medical marijuana on college campuses.
It doesn’t mean that students with medical cards can start lighting up, but cannabis possession on campus by valid cardholders can no longer be called a state crime.
The ruling was a victory for Andre Maestas, the Arizona State University student whose conviction for possession of marijuana has now been vacated. It’s also a victory for the voter-approved, 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and the 1998 Voter Protection Act.
Tom Dean, who specializes in cannabis law and served as Maestas’ attorney, said the ruling is significant because it turned over a law that had been supported by nearly all 90 state legislators, as well as Governor Doug Ducey and elected law enforcement officials like Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
“It was kind of an amazing win,” Dean said. “The judiciary stood up and was not intimidated … It’s great to see the court fulfilling its purpose in such a brave and courageous way.”
Patients are still prohibited under the AMMA from smoking in a public place on campus
Source – Phoenix New Times
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