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Another state gets a warning re medical marijuana centers

May 3, 2011

Add Arizona to the list of  states that have been warned about their medical marijuana dispensaries.  According to the Arizona Republic, the state’s U. S. Attorney wrote a letter that looks pretty similar to the one given to Governor Chafee.

“The (Controlled Substances Act) may be vigorously enforced against large marijuana-production facilities,” Burke wrote to Will Humble, director of the state Department of Health Services. “This compliance with Arizona laws and regulations does not provide a safe harbor, nor immunity from federal prosecution.”

The Arizona Republic spoke to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery who claims this is the end of the medical marijuana movement-

You can’t do a wink and a nod toward unlawful conduct and not have a consequence.

But Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer  is sticking with the program-

It was passed by the voters, and we’ve tried to implement the voters’ wishes.

Rhode Island has put our compassion center program on hold to try and figure this out. Chafee says he wants to plan a response with other governors in the same situation.

In the end, what  do you think will happen- an end to dispensaries, a national fight to make them legal, or something in between?

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 3, 2011 7:52 pm

    If Chafee was smart he would get all the other govs. from the other states and petition the feds to reschedule Cannabis. We have 16 states now allowing Medical Cannabis. The time is now for the federal Govt. to put and end to prohibition and reschedule Cannabis.

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