Judge says AZ must license med. marijuana dispensaries
It’s as close of a comparison as you can get. Like Governor Lincoln Chafee, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer received a letter last year from the state’s top federal prosecutor, warning her that medical marijuana dispensaries violated federal law and were vulnerable to raids.
A state judge has ordered Gov. Jan Brewer to finally fully implement the 2010 voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act, saying she acted illegally in holding it up.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Richard Gama rejected the governor’s argument that she has the discretion to delay enactment of parts of the law while she sought a ruling from another court about the liability of state workers under federal drug laws.