Ariz.: Gov. Brewer steps up her attack on voters’ law
On Wednesday, Gov. Jan Brewer
announced that she will ask a federal judge to overturn a key provision of the
state’s voter-enacted medical marijuana law — the portion requiring the state
to issue registrations to approximately 125 dispensaries throughout Arizona.
Brewer’s new position comes on the
heels of an announcement made by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton at a hearing
last Monday regarding Brewer’s previously
filed lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment on whether
federal law overrides Arizona’s medical marijuana law. Bolton strongly
criticized the suit and indicated she’s considering throwing it out,
state had failed to choose a side.
It’s always been pretty clear which
side Brewer is truly on, but Brewer asking a court to nullify a key part
state law takes her attack on voters’ prerogative to a new level. This
is an unbelievable affront to the voters, a waste of taxpayer money, and
a direct impediment to sick people’s access to medicine they
desperately need, all coming
from a governor obsessed with “standing up to the feds” on illegal
immigration, but not for her own seriously ill citizens.
Please call Gov. Brewer today and ask
her to stop challenging Arizona’s voter-enacted medical marijuana law. Seriously
ill Arizonans can’t wait any longer.