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“Arizona among other states that have legalized Medical Marijuana, have been prohibited from implementing the Medical Marijuana laws, due to Federal prohibition and fear of prosecution.   

The FBI recently released crime statistics for 2011 crime statistics in 2011. It was estimated that every 42 seconds a Marijuana arrest was made in the United States. Of those, 87% of those were for Marijuana possession. Over half of all illegal drug arrests made, were for possession of Marijuana.

Arizona is one of several states that legalized Medical Marijuana, but has been prohibited from implementing the Medical Marijuana laws, due Federal prohibition and prosecution.

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Arizona’s Marijuana Possession Laws

In Arizona person may be arrested for Marijuana Possession under ARS § 13-3405. In order to prosecute these charges, the state must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” the possessor knew or had reason to know, that the Marijuana was in their possession. If the person knowingly possessed the Marijuana, they may be charged with Felony. The severity of the charges and punishment depend on the following:

  • Nature of the charges;