It’s also the main ingredient in the cannabis oil used by many parents to treat epileptic children.
The appeals court found in a 2-1 decision that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act doesn’t address hashish.
“AMMA is silent as to hashish,” wrote Judge Jon W. Thompson for the majority opinion. “Prior understanding of the pertinent words strongly indicates that AMMA in no way immunizes the possession or use of hashish. That AMMA immunizes medical use of a mixture or preparation of the marijuana plant does not immunize hashish.”
The ruling affirmed the conviction of Rodney Jones for possessing a small amount of hashish in a jar. Yet Jones was a valid, card-holding patient when he was arrested in 2013. He was sentenced to 2.5 years behind