After allegedly resisting arrest, Lon Victor Post, 54, told deputies early Wednesday morning that he thought the state had legalized marijuana, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. Deputies took him to jail anyway.
Possession of any amount of marijuana remains a felony in Arizona after voters rejected Prop 205 in November by a ratio of about 52 percent to 48 percent. Perhaps Post was confused by the fact that roughly 100 miles to the west and north of him, thanks to successful legalization elections in California and Nevada, adults 21 and older now have the freedom to use marijuana without legal penalty. Maine and Massachusetts also legalized weed for all adults, making Arizona the only one of five states that turned down the opportunity.
The law-enforcement agency in northwestern Arizona reported receiving a call at about 1:36 a.m. on Wednesday that an "intoxicated subject" was in a vehicle in his neighbor's front yard, playing loud music. Officers found Post kicking back near his vehicle and listening to music amid the aroma of marijuana smoke, according to the sheriff's office bulletin written by spokeswoman Trish Carter.
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