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Joe Yuhas of the Arizona ...
Joe Yuhas of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association (AzMMA) discusses the implementation of the medical marijuana program in Arizona on Horizon Eight.
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Spokesman for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association Joe Yuhas explained, "Patients rights aren't limited to their homes, their workplaces, or, for that matter even schools.
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Joe Yuhas of Riester public relations and a spokesman for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association, was among the first to speak at today's hearing on medical marijuana.
?It's standing-room only here at the state-sponsored public hearing on medical marijuana at Arizona State University.
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"This is an attack on patients ...
"This is an attack on patients ... who are abiding by state law," said Joe Yuhas, spokesman for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association.
More to the point, he said the move is illegal and vowed to sue if the measure is enacted.
The 2010 initiative spells out a list of ailments and conditions that qualify an adult to seek a doctor's recommendation to obtain up to 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana every two weeks.
, whose group represents those who crafted the initiative, said the law was crafted to ban the use of the drug on public school campuses.
But nothing in the voter-approved law precludes adults who have the legally required doctor's recommendation from using it elsewhere.
said the Arizona Constitution specifically bars legislators from altering anything approved at the ballot unless the legislation "furthers the purpose" of the underlying measure.
And this, he
said, does not.
said Reeve and others are making too much out of this particular conflict between state and federal law.
"Universities aren't being asked to dispense (the drug) or host a dispensary," Yuhas
said, would raise other issues.
Yuhas also brushed aside Reeve's concern that the federal government is suddenly going to cut off aid to Arizona colleges and universities simply because they do not actively ban students with medical marijuana recommendations from having the drug, saying 15 other states have similar medical marijuana laws.
"This has not been an issue," Yuhas
Posted in Politics, Arizona, Local, Apache junction, Chandler, Education, Gilbert, Health, Mesa, Queen creek, Tempe, The valley on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11:47 am. | Tags: Education, Medicine, Amanda Reeve, Joe Yuhas
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