Arizona Bill Would Ban Resources for Federal Marijuana Enforcement

PHOENIX (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Arizona House would ban the state from using resources to help the federal government enforce marijuana prohibition laws against people who are in compliance with the state law legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Passage into law would greatly lessen the federal government’s ability to continue its enforcement efforts.

Introduced by Rep. Mark Cardenas (D-Phoenix), House Bill 2144 (HB2144) would ban state or local government employees from knowingly assisting “a federal law enforcement agency or officer in the investigation, detention or prosecution of a person” for violating federal laws on marijuana if that person is in compliance with state laws on the same.

If would also ban the use of “any assets, state monies or monies allocated by this state to political subdivisions of this state” to engage in “any activity that aids a federal law enforcement agency or officer or a corporation providing services to the federal law enforcement agency or officer in the investigation, detention or prosecution of a person” for violating federal laws on marijuana if that person is in compliance with state laws on the same.

In short, if a person or business is following …

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