Quantcast
Home / medical marijuana / Arizona court to hear appeal on marijuana ruling

Arizona court to hear appeal on marijuana ruling

Arizona court to hear appeal on marijuana ruling

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery (Cronkite News Service Photo by Cassondra Strande)

A state appeals court hears arguments Thursday on whether to temporarily put on hold a judge’s order upholding Arizona’s medical marijuana program.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is appealing Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon’s Dec. 4 ruling.

Gordon ruled that the county must provide zoning clearance for a Sun City medical marijuana dispensary because federal drug law doesn’t stand in the way of implementing the state’s medical marijuana law.

The law approved by voters in 2000 allows use of marijuana for cancer and certain other medical conditions.

Montgomery wants a three-judge appeals court panel to suspend Gordon’s ruling.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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Your email address will not be published.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

Lockers in empty high school corridor

School facilities agency accepts auditors’ recommendations

Arizona's state board responsible for helping school districts keep their facilities up to par says it'll heed state auditors' recommendations for improvements in its own operations.