Friday, December 20, 2013

Weird State Laws #3: Arizona

Next up in my 50-part series of weird state laws is Arizona:
It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water
I'm sure this law will be helpful to you if you're in the desert in the middle summer miles from civilization. Anyone you ask for water has to give it to you. And of course there are plenty of people in the middle of the desert at--oh wait.
There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus
Apparently, cacti are endangered species and this law was created to protect them. Strange. Arizona's not normally the kind of state you'd expect to have hardcore Green Party activists in their legislature.
Hunting camels is prohibited 
Because camels are a well-known native species of Arizona. Almost as well known as the lions of the neighboring state of New Mexico.
 It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine
As opposed to actual cocaine? Seriously, that law doesn't mention anything about real cocaine. All the celebrities and teenage runaways should stop wasting their time with Los Angeles, clearly a three-hour drive to the east is where it's at!
Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs
Another well-known native species of Arizona, the donkey. I guess the sinks are fair game?
When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.
If the burglar has a Desert Eagle, you better make sure that you're using a Desert Eagle as well or it's off to the slammer with you!

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