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Arizona lawmakers look to regulate legal marijuana

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm •  Published: February 25, 2013

"It's all kinds of deliberating conditions," he said.

An effort to repeal the medical marijuana law has not moved forward in the House.

Another measure moving forward in the Senate would allow police to dispose of medical marijuana seized during a criminal investigation. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona opposed the measure during a recent committee meeting.

Yee is behind the measures to restrict marijuana food labels, allow colleges to use marijuana in research and allow police to get rid of confiscated medical marijuana. She said the 2010 measure approved by voters didn't offer enough guidance to protect consumers or allow law enforcement to do its job.

She said medical marijuana food products, such as lollipops, brownies, ice cream and gummy candy, appeal to children and need to carry appropriate warning labels.

"They look like chocolate bars with very vibrantly colored labels that really do appear to appeal to young children," she said.

Yee said police shouldn't have to return seized medical marijuana because it is an unnecessary burden to require officers to cultivate marijuana plants during an investigation.


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