Monday, January 16, 2012

Gov. Jan Lifts Block on MMJ Dispensaries

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has seen the light and will halt the ludicrous legal fight to block medical marijuana dispensaries across the state.

In a statement issued Friday, the governor told God and everyone that she has ordered the processing of dispensary applications in Arizona, but not immediately.

"I have directed the Arizona Department of Health Services to begin accepting and processing dispensary applications, and issuing licenses for those facilities once a pending legal challenge to the department‟s medical marijuana rules is resolved," she said.

Brewer continues to complain in the announcement about the supposed prosecution threat to state employees, again asking the U.S. Attorney's Office for a clarification of the feds' position on workers who process applications and regulate the dispensaries. But in the end, she gave up.

"I believe the best course of action now is to complete the implementation of Proposition 203 in accordance with the law," she said.

Unless, of course, she decides not to. The statement ends with this threat:

"Know this: I won't hesitate to halt State involvement in the AMMA if I receive indication that state employees face prosecution due to their duties in administering this law."

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