Prosecutors fight AZ voters; Medical marijuana lawSubmitted by MMJ Ministry on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 01:18
The fight against Arizona's medical marijuana program continues as state prosecutors act to stop dispensaries in the state. Prosecutors are also asking the court to rule that the voter approved law is illegal and conflicting with federal law.
This past Thursday Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery continued their quest to end medical marijuana in Arizona. The (Republican) prosecutors claim the voter approved law is illegal and conflicts with [federal drug laws which trumps states law.]
"Possession, distribution and cultivation of marijuana are all forbidden by federal law, and state authorization of these activities is pre-empted (by federal law)," Horne said.
However it's important to site the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which was ratified on December 15, 1791. The principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the States by the Constitution are reserved to the States and/or the people.....
Thomas Charles "Tom" Horne
Horne was the president of T.C. Horne & Co., an investment firm he founded in the late 1960s. The firm went bankrupt in 1970 and led to him "receiving a lifetime trading ban from the Securities and Exchange Commission."  The 1973 SEC report alleged that as president of T.C. Horne & Co, Horne "among other things, violated the record-keeping, anti-fraud, and broker-dealer net capital provisions of the federal securities laws and filed false financial reports with the commission."