Arizona: Scottsdale Goes Around Governor, Approves MMJ Permits
Old Hippie | Jun 12, 2011 | Comments 0
As reported by The Arizona Republic, the Scottsdale city council has voted to award six conditional-use permits to companies who had applied to open dispensaries or “cultivation facilities” in that city.
Even the mayor, who said he was “not a proponent of marijuana usage”, was on board with this move, which pits the city against Governor Jan Brewer. Brewer, you may recall, used one of the now-infamous “U.S. Attorney letters” as an excuse to halt implementation of Arizona’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law.
While we applaud Scottsdale’s forward-looking attitude, we’re also kind of shocked that, in a state like Arizona that claims to be very ”law-and-order” oriented, this is the only city that has actually stood up and followed the law. Because you can’t have it both ways: the people of Arizona followed the law, voted for their medical marijuana law, and now it’s the law in Arizona. So, Governor Brewer, follow the law and see how your state can actually benefit from legal medical marijuana. It won’t even hurt anyone.