Medical Marijuana Advocates Sue Obama Administration
Last week, the medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. attorney general and a federal attorney for California. The lawsuit claims that the Obama administration's recent crackdown on the state's medical marijuana dispensaries subverts state and local medical marijuana statutes. Joe Elford, the group's attorney, said that the lawsuit aims to restore the sovereign right of the state toÂ set its own public health policies. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for lawyers who represent dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries said that group also is preparing a lawsuit.
- "Medical Marijuana Backers Sue Feds" (Cadelago, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10/27).
- "Marijuana Dispensary Crackdown Draws Suit" (Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/28).
- "Medical Pot Group Sues Obama Administration Over California Crackdown" (Martinez, CNN, 10/28).