Possession of marijuana in Scottsdale, AZ is considered a serious criminal offense
In order to be eligible for Prop 200, you cannot have prior convictions for the sale or transportation of drugs, a methamphetamine conviction, a violent criminal history or a drug related DUI.
The first conviction for possession won’t land you in jail however you can face up to 3 years of probation. A first-time conviction may be negotiated down to a misdemeanor or perhaps enrollment in a program called TASC (Treatment Assessment Screening Center). TASC is an Adult deferred prosecution program and if successfully completed which includes monthly random urine tests and the completion of a drug class your case will be dismissed.
A second conviction will also result in probation however you could face the possibility of up to one year in county jail. If found guilty for possession of pot a third time, a conviction can land you a mandatory prison sentence if found guilty after trial.
As I mentioned above Medical marijuana also comes with limitations too. For example, if you are found to be under the influence of medical marijuana while being in control of a motorized vehicle be it an automobile or watercraft you can also be charged with a criminal offense.
Medical Marijuana use allowable by Law
- A qualifying patient can possess up to 2.5 ounces (as recommended by their physician.)
- In some instances, a patient may be able to cultivate marijuana. A qualifying patient must have an identification card that verifies that they are eligible to cultivate the plant.
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