Governor Brewer Signs College Ban on Medical Marijuana Into Law

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill yesterday that bans the use or possession of medical marijuana on college campuses, other schools campuses and childcare facilities.

Opponents, including Joe Yuhas of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association, predict the new law will end up being contested in court because it violates the 1998 Voter Protection Act. That constitutional amendment bans the State Legislature from tampering with a voter-approved law unless it furthers the spirit of the law.

For state-registered pot patients who may have "medicine" while university property, the new law means a return to the risk of being busted under the state's felony pot law.

Students who live in Arizona State University dorm rooms are already banned from possessing alcohol, so a ban on marijuana just for them might have made sense. The new law would presumably be extended to a student's car parked on the property of a school or childcare center.
The Legislature didn't even bother to include a provision to allow college campuses the option to store medical marijuana in a locker, as had been the plan with this year's failed guns-on-campus bill.

Brewer has twice been unsuccessful in her court challenges to the voter-approved 2010 medical marijuana law. Looks like she's headed for a third strike.

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charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

When Governor Brewer was asked to comment she said; "I will consider banning all college-age MS and Epilepsy patients from attending college - unless they are willing to just accept their pain and unpredictable seizures as the price they pay for "catching"
a disease.

EleanorRigby
EleanorRigby

Well, Arizona is a democracy until this illiterate whore governor is offended by democracy and then it time to remind us who really runs the show here...this corrupt little queen and her criminal backers.

Wanumba
Wanumba

That dumb ass drunk....

Another pot lawsuit the Gov will lose.

guest
guest

what will those poor, sickly college kiddies do now?  move off campus I guess.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

What part of "state Constitutional amendment" does GED Jan and her detractors not understand?

Her lawsuit against medical marijuana did not stand up in federal court. That should come into play should this latest attack on pot be contested.

GED Jan needs to go. Now. When can we initiate the recall process?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 So according to legislation,passed and proposed by the brilliant Cons,

Marijuana on campus-No

Guns on campus- YES,YES,YES.

We are now truly the laughingstock of Mississippi.

JAN AND JOE SHOW
JAN AND JOE SHOW

 Same as high school 1973 in the woods behind the school back east. now known as off campus. whats the big deal?

charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

You can take a neck out of the desert, but you can never get the red off of it!

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

 The voters didn't approve of this restriction and didn't give the legislature the power to make this restriction when they approved medicinal marijuana.  I guess Governor Brewer and the Arizona Legislature (including Democrats who voted for this "law") like wasting tax payer money on avoidable lawsuits.

teknik1200
teknik1200

gotta take care of those lawyers, we are in a recession after all.

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