Governor Brewer to Police Chiefs: You Should Have Tried Harder to Stop "Dreadful" Medical Pot Law

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Governor Jan Brewer, having halted the state's medical marijuana dispensary industry, laments that she and police chiefs didn't campaign hard enough against the new pot law before the November election.

Governor Jan Brewer told the state's police chiefs today that they should have tried harder to stop voters from passing the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.


We're a bit perplexed why that makes a difference to Brewer -- she and state Attorney General Tom Horne are effectively thwarting the voter-approved act despite the fair election. After all, Brewer ordered the state Department of Health Services in May to reject applications for marijuana dispensaries and filed a lawsuit that begs the feds to say whether or not what the voters approved is legal.


According to Capitol Media Services reporter Howie Fischer, Brewer said during a speech today in Flagstaff at the annual conference of the Arizona Association of Police Chiefs:

"I believe we all have a duty to speak with a unified voice on irresponsible ballot measures that jeopardize public safety ... Proposition 203 ... is a good example where a unified voice might have prevented passage of this dreadful situation ... So now, here we are."

"Dreadful," indeed. Egads, what will Gilbert police do if they can no longer launch heavily armed raids on homes in search of an ounce of pot?

Though she spoke out against Proposition 203 before November's election, Brewer told Fischer after her speech that she also should have done more to campaign against the measure.

Again, we're not sure why this matters, since she and Horne seem to be running a stealthy, post-election campaign -- with Horne, at least, taking advice from Prop 203's main opponents.

Meanwhile Brewer maintains that her actions against the law are just about protecting state workers from arrest, and not her personal feelings.

Riiiiiight.

In other Arizona medical weed news, Greg Patterson of Espresso Pundit took Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini to task today for noting the apparent hypocrisy of right-wing "states' rights" supporters who don't support the medical pot law.

Perhaps we're just not smart enough to understand the legal nuances of this argument like Horne, a Hahvahd-trained lawyer, or Patterson, who got his law degree from Arizona State University.

All we know is that Brewer and Horne, who are defending staunchly what federal officials say are unconstitutional laws against illegal immigrants, aren't respecting the wishes of state voters concerning medical marijuana.

As we blogged about yesterday, at least one high-profile Republican -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie -- will move ahead with the state-approved plan for medical marijuana dispensaries, in spite of what the feds say.

Oh, and what did Christie do before becoming a politician? You guessed it -- he was an attorney.


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Rurubean
Rurubean

As much as I think Tom Horne is a liar and a coward , every time I see that man on tv the first thing I do is THANK GOD WE DIDNT GET ANDREW THOMAS INSTEAD. Can you imagine what he would have done to MMJ patients? He probably would have allowed the dispensaries to open and one by one arrested anyone who entered. We would have to wait for the DOJ to save us..as you can all see the DOJ could care less what the hell goes on in AZ

Imanoid2
Imanoid2

Brewer and Ugly Horne need to die a painful death from a cancer as I am.   I pray that they and their families will incur a major disease and I will laugh at them!

david saint
david saint

That is a very SCARY statement of a Governor to make in a free society. One could very easily interpret that to say "why didnt you harass/arrest/intimidate/dissuade the supporters of this law?"...and Ray you do make an excellent point.  THEY voted to pass 1070, WE didnt. WE voted to pass 203, THEY didnt.  Theres a commonality here, and its rather obvious.  If they pass it, its ok.  If we, the voters pass it and they dont like it, they will do whatever it takes to strike it down.  Kind of makes the whole point of voting mute, and that certainly is a far cry from Democracy! But this is AZ, its become the norm. 

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

"I believe we all have a duty to speak with a unified voice on irresponsible ballot measures that jeopardize public safety ... Proposition 203 ... is a good example where a unified voice might have prevented passage of this dreadful situation ... So now, here we are."This actually means:

"You stupid pricks fucked me. I have prisons to fill this dreadful law is going to cost me a shitload of money."

Cghedff
Cghedff

Brewer is a liar - neutral - not. I cannot believe i voted for that ol bag. Sorry everyone. Now I wonder how fiercely the false charges wll come against cannabis club patrons - and the California companies hosting the clubs will walk free after turning over their lists to The AG or whatever. Patients should be able to get their money back for those cards and request to be removed from The database. A political party should not be allowed to disregard laws voted in by the people.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Remember GED Jans statement on capitalism before the vote ? Damn she is dumb....and Horne, what a crook ! The will of the people at the ballot box means nothing to these 2 fools. Now GED jan wants her boy Russell Pearce to stay, this is better than AZ  Scam, and Mecham. Pearce is as good as gone. peace 

guest
guest

APS (the utility company) is now discriminating against medical marijuana patients and ignoring state law

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Jan was FOR state's rights before she was against it... What a twat.

Wondering
Wondering

So medical MJ is dangerous but allowing firearms in bars is not..... Fireworks in a state that is a tinder box is ok.... Having a state gun is ok... hating brown people and causing panic over headless bodies in the desert is ok... Holy crap I have been on the wrong side of ok for a long time and didn't even know it. Thanks Jan

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

She meant exactly what she said.   She doesn't think that the people should have a right to vote.   We should just do what we're told to do and give her all our money and then die.   

Coz
Coz

It's only dreadful to GED Lush Brewer and Tom Horney Toad.

>>"I believe we all have a duty to speak with a unified voice on irresponsible ballot measures that jeopardize public safety ... Proposition 203 ... is a good example where a unified voice might have prevented passage of this dreadful situation ... So now, here we are.

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

Apparently she is getting pressure from the bean counters at CCA. Their pissed because they have lost potential customers. The lost revenues made it necessary to redraw their profit charts.

I'm sure Jesus will be oh so proud of you Jan, putting prison profits above the needs of the sick and hungry, denying them one of Gods gifts. I'm sure he'll have your special room, preheated, just for you.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

I guess our illustrious governor believes that alcohol is a better drug than marijuana, The "beverage" industry is her best friend.

Marcy
Marcy

Jan Brewski is an idiot and the sooner the people of Arizona figure that out the better.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I am going to assume that most of the Chief's don't give a tinker's damn what Gov. Has Did thinks or wants.

She is not nearly as important in reality as she apparently is in her dream world.

43211
43211

Have another beer Jan!  Maybe medical MJ would have kept your son from attacking women...

Kpegjer94
Kpegjer94

JUST what does Brewer mean  that the police chiefs should have tried harder to stop dreaded  pot law  ???????  HARASS AND ARREST ANYONE THAT THEY KNEW WERE GOING TO VOTE FOR THE LAW  ??????

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

So Brewer makes it clear that not only does she hate the "will of the people", but also is under the delusion that Police cheifs work for her!

Does she cover her tramp stamp tattoo that says "States Rights" when she babbles this nonsense?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Ouch, why would you wish something like a major disease on their family members?

Ted
Ted

Unfortunately, that's just the first entry on a list of many thousands of the things that Jan Brewer doesn't "get". Many thanks to Mistalee for giving us the link to Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and his oh so true comment about Brewer's lack of comrehension!

Albert
Albert

Yeah... that's the bad part.(removed from the database) I haven't really seen anyone talking about HB 2541, and HB 2585.   2541 makes it easy for employers to fire workers for any drug use, whether its months ago or even current use. And all based on a good faith belief. No test is required, and they have complete control as to what happens to the employee. Even legally prescribed... and not even recommended medical pot... can get you fired now, with no recourse, or appeal. And 2585 adds peoples name to the states prescription monitoring program. Which Prop 203 completely forbid any linking or making the list of patients public/private... except for employees at the AZDHS, and  dipensaries. Now, everyone from doctors, nurses, some random group of professionals (drug counselors)?, police, prosecutors  and some other groups of people have access to everyone's Prop 203 information. These people already have access to all other medications that doctors prescribe to their patients. From pain medicine to suppositories that doctors prescribe.   Both of these bills violate the protection, and language in Prop 203. And both bills are a violations of the voter protection act!!!!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

If we didn't need your vote in the next election I would tell you to go shoot yourself for having voted for Mrs. Brewer.... but I voted for the MCSO sheriff in 2004 when I first moved here, so I would be in the same camp... we need to turn a whole lot of others who've made these same mistakes around...

Albert
Albert

No sh*t..... That sucks!   I'd say don't use their service, but we are kind of limited to who we can use for power.... 

Albert
Albert

"I believe we all have a duty to speak with a unified voice on irresponsible ballot measures that jeopardize public safety...    Well, you had a duty to speak with a....  but you're too late, and I'm not even sure as a public figure, that she legally could have spoken against it?? Didn't the Supreme Court limit what politicians could say about certain  political items???

Gringo Guero
Gringo Guero

Why insult reptiles? Horned Lizards eat ants, Horne doesn't.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mike, you have to give her some credit.

She's moved from the hard stuff (scotch) that she drank when she crashed into the rear of another car some years ago, to wine today.

I guess that means she is no longer just a 'drunk' but a 'sophisticated drunk', instead. Yes, I know.... sophistication isn't defined as Brewer...

Albert
Albert

Cheers to you Marcy!!!!

Coz
Coz

Probably...

Rurubean
Rurubean

Because they wish it on ours!!! My dad died March 11 2011 from acute leukemia. He died a very painful death. He had no appetite and we watched him waste away to nothing. He had smoked marijuana while in the coast guard during vietnam and often said if given the chance to use it again as an alternative medicine while he had cancer he would have. ..it just wasnt something that was available.

I think that Brewer, Horne and that DUMB CUNT CAROLYN SHORT as such narrow mind selfish indiviuals , they only way they will see things our way is when they have to watch someone they love die a slow painful death from cancer. In Carolyn Shorts case I hope its her first born. I hate that woman.

Ted
Ted

These Repuglican legislators have no respect for Arizona's voters. They seem to feel empowered to abrogate Arizona's constitution at will. It becomes clearer daily that they are the people who belong in our prisons, since they constantly attack settled law and pass ridiculous statutes which are blatantly unconstitutional!  And this moron Horne is the worst of the lot, Not as stupid as Brewer, but he certainly is no legal genius and unfortunately for the state and it's people he's attorney general for another few years at a minimum.

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