Arizona set to sue Federal Government over recognition of medical marijuana initiative
Tom Horne, The Arizona Attorney General, will file a federal lawsuit Friday asking for federal recognition of Arizona’s new voter-approved medical marijuana laws.
A letter sent by U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke is what initially sparked the lawsuit into action. In the letter Burke said, “Compliance with Arizona laws and regulations does not provide a safe harbor, or immunity from federal prosecution”.
Horne filled the suit in hopes to get federal ruling in his favor as well as get the Federal Government to recognize state’s medical marijuana laws. You can’t have people subject to two competing sovereignties – the state sovereignty that says it’s OK [and] the federal sovereignty that says it’s not OK, we’ll prosecute it,” said Horne.
Some states have halted their medical marijuana program all together in fear of threats by the U.S. Government. Arizona has chosen to take a neutral stance; not wanting to undo the will of the voters. The Arizona Department of Health believes that Burke’s threat of prosecution may deter people from participating in the medical marijuana program.
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