Arizona Gov wants feds to decide on medical marijuanaPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Even though voters approved medical marijuana, Governor Jan Brewer and the state's Attorney General Tom Horne put the program on hold Tuesday while they figure out if they're going to face legal challenges or prosecution by the federal government.
"I was not going to put my state employees at risk, the department of health services or department of public safety at risk. It simply doesn't make any sense when we can simply get an action from the court to put this aside," said Gov. Jan Brewer.
The law went into effect in april and would-be dispensaries were supposed to get the green light to start applying next week.
Medical marijuana supporters accuse the governor and AG of trying to disrupt the system. They predict the move will force medical pot patients to grow pot themselves or find their medicine on the streets.