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Local Lawyer Jeff Kaufman And Attorneys From The American Civil Liberties Union Took The Side Of The Dispensary.

Ray Stern Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery Ray Stern Entrepreneur and bong-tool inventor Daryl “Butch” Williams then sued the county when he was stymied from putting a dispensary in Sun City, a retirement community on unincorporated county land. He’d won the right to put a dispensary there in a lottery for the licenses held by the state Department of Health Services. Local lawyer Jeff Kaufman and attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union took the side of http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.biz/ the dispensary. Montgomery and Horne were shot down at every step. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon rejected their theories. He ruled that Montgomery was making a “transparent attempt” to stymie the law and sanctioned the county $5,000. Upcoming Events Williams opened his White Mountain Health Center dispensary in December 2014. Montgomery didn’t give up, and pressed his case with the Arizona Court of Appeals. This past December, the appeals court reversed the sanction against the county, but otherwise ruled in favor of White Mountain. The voter-approved law did not violate federal law, the court reaffirmed. The appeals court also left in place more than $200,000 in White Mountain’s legal fees that the county and state must pay “jointly and severally.” That means both entities are equally responsible for the debt.

To read more visit http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arizona-attorney-general-abandons-bill-montgomerys-crusade-against-medical-marijuana-law-9105527

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