Morning Poll: Is Medical Marijuana Doomed in Arizona?
Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne are preparing to file a declaratory judgment in federal court that would put a halt to Arizona's medical marijuana program.
The move comes after U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke warned Arizonans in a letter to the Department of Health Services that Arizona's voter-approved medical-marijuana program violates federal law.
If the feds agree that dispensaries should not be allowed because anyone who helps distribute or cultivate medical marijuana is breaking the law, Arizona's medical-marijuana program will be put on hold.
As we pointed out yesterday, the hypocrisy of Brewer and Horne's request is astounding -- they're perfectly willing to spend loads of cash defending SB 1070 from federal interference, but when it comes to something with which they disagree, like weed, it's time to bring in the feds.
We want to know what you think: is medical marijuana doomed in Arizona?
Cast your vote below.
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