Arizona State Policy Alert

Sent: January 13, 2012
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Topic: Medical Marijuana

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Great news for patients: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will drop lawsuit and register dispensaries!

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Seriously ill patients in Arizona suddenly have a reason to celebrate, as Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced today she will not re-file her lawsuit questioning the validity of Arizona’s medical marijuana program. She also announced that once litigation is resolved challenging the health department rules, her health department will begin issuing dispensary registrations.

Gov. Brewer’s announcement follows a January 4 ruling dismissing her lawsuit. Judge Susan Bolton agreed with the ACLU, Department of Justice, and other attorneys, and found that there was no genuine, imminent threat that state employees would be prosecuted. Bolton said that Brewer could re-file if the problems with her complaint were addressed.

For further details on Gov. Brewer’s refreshing change of course, you can read more here at the MPP blog.

Congratulations to the ACLU and thanks to all who have pressured Gov. Brewer into moving forward and implementing the will of Arizona voters!