Morning Poll: Is Medical Marijuana Doomed in Arizona?

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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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Albert
Albert

All Brewer and Horne are doing is wasting more money that Arizona doesn’t have. And go against the will of the voters. They’re using the guise of we need to protect our state employees from Federal prosecution. They want a judgment to make the entire law illegal, because they don’t have any power to dismantle, or restrict the law themselves. They don’t need to file a suit to get information/guidance from the Feds. Did they file suit to get information about cutting all the people on government health care? Nope, they didn’t…. and I think that may be another voter approved item?  They want a federal court to say our law is illegal. It’s really a way to weasel out of their oath to protect the State of Arizona.  Thank you to everyone that voted in 1998 on prop 105- Voter Protection Act.

Rebecca
Rebecca

What's ironic about the 1998 "Voter Protection Act"?  The Voter Protection Act, came about as a result of a 1996 Proposition, that would allow MEDICAL MARIJUANA.  The voters, passed it by a significant margin.  Before, the ink on the damned thing was dry, the Arizona Legislature, totally dismantled the law....  Isn't irony something else?

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

Hay I guess Jan and her owners at CCA and the for profit prison industry need more customers for more profits.

Nothing like docile people in pain who can't move real fast. Just chain them to their wheelchairs and the wheelchairs to the prison bars and count the profits.

David Gross
David Gross

Jan Brewer is not going to listen to the voters, she is embarked on her own agenda, and the voters be damned

jkl
jkl

Everyone write Gov. Brewers  email to tell her what a mistake she  is making on MMJ.

Dennis Ambruso
Dennis Ambruso

Brewer is the one who is doomed. Democrats just won a Republican seat in NY State. This is a preview of the voter anger over politicians like Brewer who are clueless and govern against the will of the voters. Brewer has a duty to put into place what the voters have decided. She does not have the authority to stop this and should be arrested after being removed from office. Time and time again Jan Brewer has shown she is not even close to being qualified to be a governor.

Never give up
Never give up

The Genie is already out of the bottle,no going back.

J Curwen
J Curwen

This isn't over yet, not by a long shot.

Problem Child
Problem Child

plenty of pot all over this city and state. be friendly and get to know your white and mexican neighbors to learn more about illegal pot sales.  its not as hard as you think to buy smoke.

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