Ruling: Medical pot caregivers must abide by amount limit

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 7:20 a.m.



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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new Arizona court ruling says medical marijuana caregivers must abide by the legal limit set by state law for how much pot they can possess to provide to qualified registered patients.

The Court of Appeals said Friday that a judge in Tucson wrongly ruled that Ryan Mitchell Gillie could attempt to invoke an immunity provision of the state's medical marijuana law.

That provision allows a registered caregiver to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana for a designated patient.

Prosecutors argued that the provision didn't apply because Gillie had 3.5 ounces of marijuana though he was designated as caregiver for only one patient.

The appellate court rejected Gillie's argument that he should be allowed to have the excess to provide it to a second patient though he wasn't that person's caregiver.

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