Governor Sign’s Bill to Ban Pot on Campus
Tucson News Now
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law banning the use or possession of medical marijuana at public universities, community colleges, or child care facilities.
The bill had the support of university officials and prosecutors. But, a spokesman for the Medical Marijuana Association expects the legislation will be challenged on grounds that it violates Arizona’s constitutional protection for voter-approved laws.
In a release from the House of Representatives, it stated “Federal law requires school campuses to be drug free in order to be eligible for federal funding or student financial aid. The federal government makes no exceptions for medically prescribed usage of marijuana approved by State voters.”
The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Amanda Reeve (R-Phoenix).
“Marijuana use or possession of any kind, whether illegal or approved by voters for medical uses, does not belong on our school grounds”, said Representative Reeve.
“With the health and safety of Arizona’s students, as well as literally hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, this legislation is critically necessary. Our children and adult students are far too important to risk. I’m proud to say we acted swiftly and decisively when confronted by this obvious concern,” said Reeve.
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