As of last week, Arizona medical marijuana users can breathe once more. The American Civil Liberties Union reports that the U.S Supreme Court will not move forward in challenging Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act. Bill Montgomery, Attorney for Maricopa County had until Dec. 11 to follow through on the case of White Mountain Medical Center v. Maricopa County.
“From the beginning, Montgomery was clear about his intentions with this case: He wanted to shut down medical marijuana in Arizona and throughout the country,” the statement continued. “He spent five years in litigation, trying to use federal law as a cudgel against the will of voters in his own state and across the country.” ACLU’s Lead Attorney, Emma Anderson, commented on the action. In 2016, The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that in favor of White Mountain Medical Center.