Arizona College Student Facing Felony Marijuana Charges
A 19 year old college student is facing prosecution for being found with less than a gram of weed! The Arizona State University came in contact with campus police when he decided to sit down in the intersection of Forest Avenue and Lemon Street shortly after midnight on March 18, 2014. After the officer found Andre Lee Juwaun Maestas' medical marijuana card, he was charged with felony possession of less than a gram of weed.
On his way back to his dorm room after watching TV with friends, Maestas decided to sit down to look through his things. ASU Police Officer Mark Janda approached him, stating he was creating a dangerous situation. A second officer arrived and then instead of just receiving a ticket, Maestas was arrested for reasons he could not explain.
The officers said that the discovery of Maestas MMJ card arose suspicion that he could be in possession of an illegal amount of marijuana. Maestas stated, "They were basically grilling me for a while. They kept asking me how much marijuana I had in my dorm room."
Maestas is now facing felony charges six months after his arrest. Although the AMMA allows qualified patients to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana almost anywhere, patients cannot have weed on a school bus, the campuses of preschools, primary and secondary schools, or in any correctional facility.