State of Arizona v. Jones: Breaking down the case for extracts

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Friday, May 17, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Beus Center for Law and Society | Room 150 | Webcast Available

Join the Arizona Cannabis Bar Association, the ACLU of Arizona, Representatives of the Jones appellate team, and legal experts as we discuss the Jones Case and what it means for the use of extracts under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.

The case, State v. Rodney Jones, stems from a 2013 arrest in Yavapai County. Rodney Jones, a registered qualifying patient, was charged with the crimes of narcotics and drug paraphernalia possession or use for possessing 5/100ths of an ounce of hash, the extracted resin of the cannabis plant, and storing it in a glass jar. A divided panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals later ruled that the Act immunizes registered qualifying patients like Rodney from state criminal prosecution only for their use of the whole dried flowers of the cannabis plant and not for their use of the plant’s extracted resin. That extracted resin is in marijuana edibles and other products used by patients who choose to, or can’t, smoke marijuana.

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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement  This activity may qualify for up to 2.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

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