AZ Supreme Court weighs medical marijuana issue

Posted: 12:33 PM, Mar 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 15:33:23-04
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court held oral arguments Tuesday morning to clarify exactly what's considered medical marijuana in the state.

The case, State v. Rodney Jones, stems from a 2013 arrest in Yavapai County.

Rodney Jones, a medical marijuana cardholder, was charged with a crime for possessing hashish.

An appeals court later ruled that medical marijuana only applies to the dried leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant, not extracted resin and oils from the plant, such as hash.

Those extracts are in marijuana edibles and other products used by patients who chose to, or can’t, smoke marijuana.

The justices will issue their ruling in approximately three months.