WHY THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL WANTS TO BAN HASHISH
- October 30, 2018
When you lay the facts on the table, you may begin to realize that the marijuana debate has taken some pretty crazy turns in the past six months. What started as a petition to legalize this drug has somehow transformed into a debate of epic proportions, featuring leaders from the medical community, entertainment industry, and the Mormon Church. As a result, several states including Washington, California, and Colorado, have already legalized this little green plant, and more are expected to follow. However, some issues still remain in states that have allowed the use of medical marijuana, as shown in a recent event down south. Let’s take a closer look at why the Arizona Attorney General wants to ban patients from using (of all things) hashish.
State of Confusion
In a recent event that has thrown the medical marijuana community into a tailspin, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has made the public announcement that dried marijuana should be the only variety of the drug patients will consume. In that light, Brnovich has also revealed that the possession of hashish (an extract drawn from the female cannabis plant) should be illegal. Needless to say, patients, producers, and dispensary owners are confused.
Furthermore, Brnovich has announced that Arizona’s 2010 Medical Marijuana Act is illogical and filled with loopholes. Overall, this Act allows patients to use “usable marijuana,” which includes the bulk plant (including flowers and buds) and cannabis products (edibles, oil, lotion, and more). According to Brnovich’s account, this law could potentially allow people to use hashish.
However, some officials do not agree with this interpretation. In an interview with Capitol Media Services, Will Humble (former state health director) believes that this notion is ridiculous, and patients should not be barred from consuming marijuana products for health benefits (within legal limits). Furthermore, Judge Kenton Jones reaffirmed this statement by claiming the marijuana resin is still part of the plant, just like tree sap with a tree.
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