Montgomery Drops Challenge To Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has decided not to  continue challenging the most recent ruling upholding Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act, as the deadline of December 11 to seek review by the United States Supreme Court has passed. In 2016, the Arizona Court of Appeals found in favor of a Sun City medical marijuana dispensary, ruling that federal law prohibiting marijuana does not void Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act and that the county and state should therefore allow the dispensary to continue operating. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona represented the White Mountain Health Center on this issue of federal preemption.

Emma Andersson, the ACLU’s lead attorney on White Mountain Medical Center v. Maricopa County and staff attorney with the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project, had this response:

“From the beginning, Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery was clear about his intentions with this case—he wanted to shut down medical marijuana in Arizona and throughout the country. He spent five years in litigation, trying to use federal law as a cudgel against the will of voters in his own state and across the country. His effort failed.”

4 Comments on "Montgomery Drops Challenge To Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | December 15, 2017 at 5:20 am | Reply

    Party on!
    Perhaps Montgomery might change his mind if he became stricken and only Rx MJ offered him relief.

    The Oracle

  2. My choices are not ones that are opportunistic those were long ago. 47 yrs in the workforce 5 children 17 grandchildren and doing my best to attend School Christmas programs graduations and live whats left. Is it used for pain yes thats why my Internist primary and neurologist download the AZDHS/MMj prescription form take my picture but then I send it in with a $150.00 for what? Right now there is like 30 million sitting in a AZ state Revenue MMJ account with nowhere spelled out in the Marijuana proposition on how to spend it.
    Will they look at anything positive here NO.
    Police and prosecutors want it for their continued lifestyle. Education whats a chunk to study effects on narrow targeted society, then pool into other useless data that nobody reads past the synopsis. Not to say an administration to monitor and regulate the market/industry protections and administrative oversight in a form of a court.

    The UofA dept College of Med published a peer review they did in the AJMA with the conclusion ” If not now when” to use Marijuana for Diabeties
    http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(13)00200-3/fulltext

    Just the simple fact that marijuana give the munchies lowers glucose DUH!

    Let me be perfectly clear I dont bring my children or grandchildren when I medicate nor want to. And yes I do use it as a coping method. I am more tolerant and take more time to understand others ailments make people short and intolerant so yes I use it as a coping method daily.

    • The Oracle of Tucson | December 16, 2017 at 12:54 am | Reply

      As a young man I was shocked at who smoked dope, as an old man I’m shocked at who doesn’t smoke dope.
      In past elections I voted yes on the medical use and no on the recreational use.

      The Oracle

  3. I thought Cutler was a turnover machine until Glennon came along. He is the worst QB in the NFL.

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