Montgomery drops challenge to Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act; Laura A. Bianchi, partner and director, Rose Law Group Cannabis Department, applauds decision

Bill Montgomery

By Arizona Daily Independent

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, permit 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.

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“Our Medical Marijuana Act was approved by the voters of Arizona. This is a well-regulated program that has helped countless Patients. Thankful justice has prevailed and it’s all finally coming to an end.”

~Laura Bianchi 

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