Marijuana Extracts Protected for Arizona Cardholders

By Matt Hesketh

The Arizona Supreme Court recently ruled that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act allows cardholders to possess and use marijuana resin and extracts, including forms with concentrated levels of THC like hashish.  Although the case involved a criminal prosecution, the takeaway for employers is that AMMA’s protection extends beyond dried marijuana flowers to edibles and other popular forms manufactured from marijuana resin.  Accordingly, all forms of marijuana are treated the same for purposes of protection under AMMA.  A cardholding edible user has protection as well.

The case is State v. Jones, No. CR-18-0370-PR, 2019 WL 2262277 (Ariz. May 28, 2019).