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Gov. Jan Brewer: ‘no change’ on medical marijuana program

Arizona sheriffs want Gov. Jan Brewer to hold off on implementing the medical marijuana program’s next stage, but they’re being rebuffed.

The Arizona Republic reports that 13 of the 15 county sheriffs told Brewer in a letter that government employees could face federal prosecution. That follows a similar request by most county attorneys.

However, Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson says there’s “no change” regarding the state’s implementation of the voter-approved medical marijuana law.

State officials on Tuesday are set to award nearly 100 dispensary licenses.

Brewer went to court to seek a ruling on whether federal law bars Arizona from implementing the medical marijuana law, but a federal judge dismissed that suit. A state judge ruled in another case that Arizona must implement the law’s provisions for dispensary licenses.

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2 comments

  1. U.S. Marijuana Party 2012 political candidate
    Cris Ericson for U.S. Senator for Vermont,
    (running against incumbent Bernie Sanders)
    went on TV Aug. 2, 2012 and explained that it is
    not right for the government to call it a
    “WAR ON DRUGS” because it is really a
    “CIVIL WAR” against the peoples’ right to choose,
    and she asked voters to do their
    “REVOLUTIONARY BEST.” Earlier that same day,
    ROGER PION drove his red farm tractor right over 7
    police vehicles like a monster truck rally because
    they had arrested him last month for MARIJUANA.
    Cris Ericson USMJP.com on CCTV speaking about
    MARIJUANA:
    http://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/us-senate-independent-candidates

  2. Jan Brewer is an inspiration for civil liberties, which are on the decline in this land of the free. Confronting dogma and brainwashing is a challenge for the people.

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