With recreational legalization taking effect in California on January 1, Arizona’s law enforcement has decided to caution residents: “You come into this state, are stopped and in possession of marijuana without a card, you will be charged accordingly,” said Arizona DPS officer Raul Garcia Jr.
Immigration officials in both states are going to be more diligent in their traffic stops, according to KVOA 4 News. An increased law enforcement presence is to be expected along the Arizona/California border.
If you purchase marijuana in California, it is illegal to transport it back into Arizona because it’s illegal to cross any state border with a federally illegal substance.
Garcia Jr. said, “We have been asked if we will be doing any targeted enforcement, and the answer is no.”