[COMMENTARY] Montgomery overreacts on marijuana case

Jiu_jitsu_by_gunterjuniorBy Robert Robb, The Republic | azcentral.com

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.)

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery got unusually tart in condemning a state Supreme Court decision last week that held that a person couldn’t be convicted of driving while under the influence solely on the basis of an inactive marijuana metabolite (metabolic byproduct).

According to Montgomery, the court engaged in “interpretative jujitsu,” ignoring the plain letter of the law, and contributed to “citizen cynicism.”

Now, I’ve accused judges of doing that from time to time. But, in this case, I think Montgomery, who has a tendency to go around the bend on marijuana issues, is bleating considerably louder than merited.


If you’d like to discuss marijuana issues, contact Ryan Hurley, director of the Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Dept. rhurley@roselawgroup.com

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