theGreenleaf Magazine has recently been made aware of Patient founded Compassion Clubs, who are currently assisting other qualified patients. We feel it is our duty to pass this information on. Each monthly issue will feature an MMJ Compassion Club Event Calendar. If you operate a compassion club and would like to add your meeting to our calendar for FREE, please send us the date, time, and location via e-mail or phone. Also, if you are hosting an MMJ event or info session open to the public, we would love to include it in our calendar, which you can view below.
Registered Patients visit the Arizona Patient Education & Resource Center (an Arizona Compassion Club)
Locations: Tempe, Phoenix, Tucson
36-2811. Presumption of medical use of marijuana; protections; civil penalty
A. There is a presumption that a qualifying patient or designated caregiver is engaged in the medical use of marijuana pursuant to this chapter.
1. The presumption exists if the qualifying patient or designated caregiver:
(a) Is in possession of a registry identification card.
(b) Is in possession of an amount of marijuana that does not exceed the allowable amount of marijuana.
2. The presumption may be rebutted by evidence that conduct related to marijuana was not for the purpose of treating or alleviating the qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition pursuant to this chapter.
B. A registered qualifying patient or registered designated caregiver is NOT subject to arrest, prosecution or penalty in any manner, or denial of any right or privilege, including any civil penalty or disciplinary action by a court or occupational or professional licensing board or bureau:
1. For the registered qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana pursuant to this chapter, if the registered qualifying patient does not possess more than the allowable amount of marijuana.
2. For the registered designated caregiver assisting a registered qualifying patient to whom he is connected through the department’s registration process with the registered qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana pursuant to this chapter if the registered designated caregiver does not possess more than the allowable amount of marijuana.
3. For offering or providing marijuana to a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for the registered qualifying patient’s medical use or to a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary if nothing of value is transferred in return and the person giving the marijuana does not knowingly cause the recipient to possess more than the allowable amount of marijuana.