Quantcast
Home / Home news / Arizona court asked to put marijuana ruling on hold

Arizona court asked to put marijuana ruling on hold

Jim Goetz, an attorney representing the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, argues that the "Crumpled Document" be put into evidence Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2012 during a hearing about whether or not to extend the current block on the new medical marijuana laws, in Helena, Mont. District Judge James Reynolds extended his temporary block of restrictions on medical marijuana providers while he considers whether the state can eliminate access to the drug for some of the most seriously ill patients in the interest of curbing abuse. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Dylan Brown)

Jim Goetz, an attorney representing the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, argues that the "Crumpled Document" be put into evidence Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2012 during a hearing about whether or not to extend the current block on the new medical marijuana laws, in Helena, Mont. District Judge James Reynolds extended his temporary block of restrictions on medical marijuana providers while he considers whether the state can eliminate access to the drug for some of the most seriously ill patients in the interest of curbing abuse. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Dylan Brown)

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking an Arizona appeals court to temporarily put on hold a trial judge’s ruling that the county must provide zoning clearance for a planned medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City.

Montgomery’s request filed Friday asks the Court of Appeals for a stay of Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon’s ruling and for speedy action on Montgomery’s request.

Montgomery is appealing Gordon’s ruling that federal drug laws don’t stand in the way of implementation of Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana law.

Montgomery says county employees stand at risk of possible federal prosecution if they facilitate marijuana growing, distribution or marketing of marijuana.

Gordon on Tuesday refused to put his own ruling on hold pending the appeal.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

In this June 15, 2011, file photo, protesters gather to support the Tucson Unified School District as Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announces that the district violates state law by teaching it's Mexican American Studies program. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

Stage set for ruling in Mexican-American studies trial

A judge plans to rule within weeks on a challenge to an Arizona law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district.