Arizona MMJ Law is Taken to Court

News reports out of Arizona today say that officials there are taking the state’s MMJ law to court. Late today, Attorney General Tom Horne sued the U.S. Justice Department and other defendants on behalf of the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer.

Specifically, Horne’s suit asks that a federal judge rule on whether or not strict compliance with Arizona’s MMJ law provides protection from federal prosecution, or whether federal law overrules the state measure, which was approved by voters just six months ago, in November.

The Arizona MMJ law decriminalizes use and possession of medical marijuana by authorized patients, for medical purposes, and other specified reasons, just like similar laws in fourteen other states where the people have approved MMJ.
Arizona’s U.S. attorney, however, has reminded state officials that use and possession of the drug are still illegal under federal law.

Horne said his intention with the Arizona lawsuit was to get a court ruling, “…that makes it clear what direction we can safely go — either to implement the law or that we cannot.”

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2 Responses to Arizona MMJ Law is Taken to Court

  1. SkillitHits247 says:

    Nice!!! It is time we call out Justice Department and DEA, enough of this back and forth deciding to continue the unnecessary raids or not…. stop making money off citizens and putting us more in debt. The Marijuana Industry immediately showed money GOING TO THE DEFICIT, stop hating and let everyone benefit.

  2. Brendan says:

    The constitution was written on hemp. Enough said hahahah