Arizona

Apr 15, 2013 3:11 PM by Associated Press

Ariz. prosecutors withdraw med-pot bill support

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona prosecuting-attorneys association is withdrawing support for a medical-marijuana bill it helped craft and is aimed at protecting children from accidentally eating medical cannabis.

The Arizona Republic reports that the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Council voted last week to no longer support Senate Bill 1440 because it conflicts with an argument prosecutors are making in a case before the Arizona Supreme Court.

The proposal would require medical-marijuana products to be dispensed in white, opaque wrappers with black lettering in order to conceal medicine made to look like candy or sweet treats. It would expand current health-department rules that require dispensaries to place a standard warning label on their products similar to those on cigarettes.

Attorneys say it's difficult to keep legislating medical marijuana amid state legal challenges.

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