Arizona State Policy Alert

Sent: January 5, 2012
Topic: Medical Marijuana


Judge tosses Gov. Brewer’s lawsuit!


Call the governor – tell her to drop her lawsuit and simply follow the law!

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton threw out Gov. Jan Brewer’s lawsuit challenging the state’s voter-enacted medical marijuana law. Gov. Brewer filed suit while refusing to implement a key part of the law that required the state to register 125 dispensaries. The ACLU and U.S. government argued for the dismissal.

Judge Bolton’s decision was based largely on the fact that the state had no plans to violate the federal Controlled Substances Act and that there was no imminent threat that state workers would be federally prosecuted. Gov. Brewer and her legal counsel may amend their complaint, but only if they address the problems. They said they would study the dismissal before determining how to proceed.

Brewer’s lawsuit has been 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 and health care, but not on behalf of her own seriously ill citizens.

Please call Gov. Brewer today and ask her to stop challenging Arizona’s voter-enacted medical marijuana law and to instead implement it. Seriously ill Arizonans can’t wait any longer.







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