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Category: Drugs

Cannabis Laws in Arizona As of 2020

Posted on April 29, 2020 in Drugs

Recreational cannabis or marijuana remains illegal in Arizona. Several attempts to legalize cannabis have failed. However, the state did legalize medical marijuana in 2010. Marijuana is often considered a minor drug crime. However, a conviction of a cannabis crime could result in severe penalties. It is always best to consult with a criminal defense attorney…
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What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession in Arizona 

Posted on March 6, 2020 in Drugs

If you’re arrested for drug possession in Arizona, don’t panic. An arrest is not a conviction. Allowing your emotions to control could lead to decisions or statements that result in additional drug charges. A Ride to the Police Station You can expect to be handcuffed and transported to the police station after your arrest for…
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What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession in Phoenix

Posted on January 16, 2020 in Drugs

Being convicted of drug possession can result in a criminal record that haunts you for years. If you are arrested for this crime in Arizona, you could also face serious penalties, including jail time. For that reason, you have the right to an attorney if you’re up against these charges. Penalties for Drug Possession Now,…
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Differences Between Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Drugs

Both misdemeanor and felony drug charges carry significant penalties in Arizona, and knowing which type you may face can help you better prepare for the legal issues following a drug-related arrest. Depending on the type of substance, the amount discovered at the time of arrest, and the other elements involved in the arrest, a drug…
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What Happens if You Get a DUI for Marijuana in Arizona?     

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Drugs

With rules loosening around the country regarding medical and recreational marijuana use, you may be wondering what the consequences are for using and operating under the influence of the substance. Marijuana use is still against federal law and prohibited in most states, including Arizona. The state approved medical marijuana use by a narrow margin in…
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Is Drug Possession a Felony?

Posted on February 13, 2018 in Drugs

Being convicted of felony drug charges in Arizona can result in thousands of dollars in fines along with time spent in prison. Felony charges are severe because the crimes committed under the felony umbrella are typically serious crimes. If you have been charged for a felony, contact a drug possession attorney as soon as possible….
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How Common Are Drug Crimes in the U.S.?

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Crime,Drugs

Drug crimes are one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Prisons, about 46% of all prison inmates are in prison for drug crimes. These offenses can include minor charges for drug possession and paraphernalia as well as more serious offenses such…
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Medical Marijuana – What is the Difference Between Legal in State vs. Illegal Federally?

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Crime,Drugs

In the Grand Canyon State, medical marijuana has been legal since the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act was passed in 2010. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there were more than 120,000 active medical marijuana cardholders as of January 2017. Being a cardholder means you have a qualifying medical condition and a doctor recommendation…
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How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

Posted on February 23, 2017 in Drugs

Drug use has been an ongoing issue in the United States for the past few decades. Recently, drug overdoses have overtaken car accidents as the most common cause of accidental deaths in the country. Consequently, more people are advocating for better awareness programs and educational services to warn Americans about the dangers of drug use….
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Arizona Medical Marijuana Sales to Reach $367 Million in 2016

Posted on January 18, 2017 in Drugs

It has been 7 years since the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona with Proposition 203. In this time, sales have soared around the state. As the final sales numbers for medical marijuana in 2016 roll in, marijuana industry research groups predict Arizona medical marijuana sales to reach $367 million – a big jump from…
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