Puff and Pass isn’t the message this new law is suggesting. Just because you can get a prescription for medical marijuana doesn’t mean it is safe. Just like all mind-altering substances, marijuana can become highly abused and dangerous.
How are you affected?
Parents – Educate your children that “legal” doesn’t mean safe. “Legal Marijuana” alters the mind and the health of our bodies. Furthermore, the physical and mental effects aren’t the only consequences to worry about.Any mind altering substance legal or not can lead to impaired judgment causing a person to regret their actions while under the influence. Most importantly, be your kids’ biggest fan. Encourage activities they’re interested in and compliment them on their efforts in all they do.
Schools– Schools already address student use of prescription drugs. Consult with your kids’ school district for more information. Some schools use the D.A.R.E. program to help your children understand all types of mind altering substances legal or not. The Arizona School Board Association is looking to craft language to include medical marijuana for districts to adopt for students and staff based on direction from the Arizona State Health Department.
Landlords and Tenants– Under Proposition 203, discrimination against medical marijuana users will be prohibited under certain circumstances. As a landlord, you may not refuse to enroll someone or otherwise penalize them solely for their status as a medical marijuana cardholder. Although a landlord cannot refuse tenants based on their being a cardholder, landlords are permitted to prevent cardholders from bringing marijuana onto the landlord’s property. Western Pinal Association of Realtors is working together with the Arizona Association of Realtors for purchase contract verbiage addressing medical marijuana usage and dispensaries.
Pinal County Law Enforcement– Check out the new dispensary regulation zoning ordinance for Pinal County.
This article is not to be construed as legal advice, nor is intended to take the place of the advice of an attorney, and you should consult with an attorney before taking any actions in furtherance of the subject matter of this article. I encourage further investigation of this subject if it is important to you.