Arizona

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
Less than 2 lbs Felony 4 months - 2 years $ 150,000
2 - less than 4 lbs Felony 6 months - 2.5 years $ 150,000
4 lbs or more Felony 1 - 3.75 years $ 150,000
Sale
Less than 2 lbs Felony 1 - 3.75 years $ 150,000
2 - 4 lbs Felony 2 - 8.75 years $ 150,000
More than 4 lbs Felony 3 - 12.5 years $ 150,000
Manufacture/Cultivation
Less than 2 lbs Felony 6 months - 2.5 years $ 150,000
2 - 4 lbs Felony 1 - 3.75 years $ 150,000
More than 4 lbs Felony 2 - 8.75 years $ 150,000
Trafficking
Less than 2 lbs Felony 2 - 8.75 years $ 150,000
2 lbs or more Felony 3 - 12.5 years $ 150,000
Hash & Concentrates
Possession or Use Felony 1 - 3.75 years $ 150,000
Manufacture, Sale, or Trafficking Felony 3 - 12.5 years $ 150,000
Paraphernalia
Possession or advertising of paraphernalia Felony 4 months - 2 years $ 150,000
Miscellaneous
Employing a minor in the commission of a drug offense, being convicted of a prior felony, or committing a drug offense in a school zone, lead to an increased sentence.

Details

Conditional Release

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective.