ACLU says Bill Montgomery’s office is still prosecuting medical marijuana patients

Medical cannabis extract

By Elizabeth Whtiman | Phoenix New Times

County Attorney’s Office, led by ardent weed opponent Bill Montgomery, is still prosecuting medical marijuana patients for extracts whose legality is under review by the Arizona Supreme Court, according to the Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Related:Overheard: Maricopa County Prosecutor Jon Eliason Eyes Montgomery’s Job

In a letter to Montgomery sent Thursday, the ACLU of Arizona said it had learned that his office has been “prosecuting or threatening to prosecute” licensed medical marijuana patients “for possessing cannabis products sold at state-licensed dispensaries.”

The civil rights organization demanded that Montgomery’s office immediately stop those prosecutions and threats.

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