In her recent filing for a case, Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Prosecutor has claimed that products containing marijuana extracts are like explosives.
The case, which is still to be reviewed by the Supreme Court of the state, is State of Arizona vs. Rodney Christopher Jones.
As per the case, a medical marijuana patient called Jones was taken into custody and was charged for possessing 0.05gm of hashish.
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) doesn’t cover extracts like shatter, resin, hashish, several edibles as well as other kinds.
In June last year, the Arizona Court of Appeals considered Jones guilty and ruled out that he deserves a prison sentence for possessing hashish.
Polk, who has stayed anti-cannabis in her entire 5 year of being a County Attorney, has claimed in her filing that marijuana extracts aren’t parts of a genus cannabis plant and are completely different substances altogether. As such, the finding that the AMMA is protecting the narcotic drug marijuana will be similar to the finding that explosives developed using fertilizers are secure under the law, she added.
Notably, the marijuana shops in Arizona will have to withdraw products such as edibles, resin if the Supreme Court does not overrule the ruling of Court of Appeal which states that extracts are protected elements under the AMMA.