No Medical Marijuana Allowed on Arizona Campuses

Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into Arizona law this month that prohibits the use of medical marijuana at public universities, community colleges, and at child care facilities. State Representative Amanda Reeve said that the law protects federal funding for Arizona’s universities because campuses must be drug-free in order to receive federal aid and for the universities’ students to receive student financial aid. This law applies to everyone present on the school’s campuses: the students, professors, visitors, and staff.

Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. A person can be arrested for DUI if he/she is impaired by any amount of drugs or alcohol. By not allowing medical marijuana on Arizona university and community college campuses, it will hopefully decrease the number of people who might be driving while under the influence in the vicinity of the schools.

This new law may result in some people being cited for violating this law if they are caught consuming medical marijuana when the user was not aware that he/she was present within the boundaries of the campus. If you are convicted of DUI in Arizona, you will face mandatory jail time, a suspended driver’s license, fines, and an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for at least six months.

If you have been arrested for DUI in Arizona, please contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.

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