Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:12 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 1:54 PM
PHOENIX - An Arizona appellate court has ruled that the Yuma County sheriff must return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.
The Court of Appeals' ruling Thursday says medical marijuana seized from Valerie Okun must be returned to her because Arizona's medical marijuana law allows people with medical marijuana authorizations from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona.
The marijuana was found Okun's vehicle at a Border Patrol checkpoint near Yuma. State drug charges against her were dismissed after she showed she had authorization under California's medical marijuana program.
The Arizona court declined to consider prosectors' argument that federal drug law invalidates Arizona's medical marijuana law.
The Court of Appeals' ruling upholds one by a Yuma County Superior Court judge.
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Help those in need this holiday season
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
Win! Win! Win!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Let us help grow your business
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories