Man Busted Because He Thought Marijuana Was Legal In His State

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In November, voters in Arizona rejected a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. But Lon Victor Post of Mohave County reportedly didn’t get the message and was arrested as a result.

The Daily Miner reports that Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Post last Wednesday after receiving reports of a man sitting in his car and loudly playing music in front of his neighbor’s home. When deputies approached Post’s car, he complied with their request to turn down the music, and admitted to smoking a little marijuana.

According to the police report, when deputies realized Post didn’t have a medical marijuana license they tried to arrest him. Post then reportedly resisted, and he was tazed.

The Mohave Daily News reports that when deputies later asked why he resisted, Post said its because he thought he was being erroneously arrested for something that was now legal in Arizona. Alas, he was misinformed and was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.