State v. Murphy

In State v. Murphy, 117 Ariz. 57, 60, 570 P.2d 1070, 1073 (1977), the defendant argued that the law proscribing the possession of marijuana violated his federal constitutional rights. He proffered evidence demonstrating that marijuana was not harmful, but the court deferred to the "wisdom of the legislation in prohibiting the possession of marijuana" and concluded that the legislature's purpose was rationally related to public health, safety, and welfare. Id. at 61, 570 P.2d at 1074.