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Medical marijuana should be barred on campus, top attorney general says

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The rules for medical marijuana on college campuses may differ from those of the state. /Credit: Trey Sanchez

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

The state’s top prosecutor wants police to be able to arrest people for having marijuana on college and university campuses, even if they have a state-issued card allowing them to buy and use the drug.

In new court filings Thursday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends the Arizona Court of Appeals erred earlier this year when the judge voided a 2012 law, which made possession of the drug on campuses a crime.

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The appellate court said that is directly contrary to the 2010 initiative, which legalized marijuana for medical use. While that law barred marijuana possession on public school grounds, it made no mention of college campuses.

More to the point, the judges said the Voter Protection Act, part of the Arizona Constitution, bars lawmakers from altering the voter-approved law.

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