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Law enforcement cautions potential marijuana tourists

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Between the long lines and ribbon cuttings at business, it's easy to see that California residents and businesses are excited about the legalization of marijuana.

"I think this is fantastic waited forty years for this day so god bless America, god bless California," said one customer.

However, Arizona law enforcement officials want to remind people to be careful.

Unless you have a medical marijuana card, officials say it's illegal to bring marijuana from California into Arizona.

"You come into this state, are stopped and in possession of marijuana without a card, you will be charged accordingly," said Raul Garcia Jr. with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Immigration officials in both California and Arizona will also be on the lookout.

It's against federal law to possess marijuana, so border protection officials will be checking at all immigration and border checkpoints.

Arizona officials though say they will not be conducting any special patrols. 

"We have been asked if we will be doing any targeted enforcement and the answer is no," said Garcia Jr.

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