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Updated Mar 7, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Arizona House panel OKs bill for pot destruction

PHOENIX — An Arizona House panel has approved a bill allowing police to
destroy medical marijuana seized during a criminal investigation.

Thursday’s 5-3 House judiciary committee vote came after a former U.S. attorney
for Arizona testified against the changes to the voter-approved medical
marijuana law.

Mel McDonald is also a former Maricopa County prosecutor and believes the bill
already approved by the Senate undermines the state’s voter-approved medical
marijuana law. McDonald’s son uses medical marijuana to relieve nausea caused by
drugs he uses to treat epilepsy.

Sen. Kimberly Yee’s bill allows police to dispose of medical marijuana seized
during a criminal investigation even if they find it was legally possessed.

The bill requires three-fourths of the Legislature to pass because it changes a
voter-enacted law.


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