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Arizona’s Brewer to Abandon Pot Suit, Allow Dispensaries

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to open following the dismissal of her federal lawsuit over the 2010 state law authorizing their creation.

Brewer said today she wouldn’t continue to pursue the court case, which sought assurance that the state could carry out the voter-approved law without subjecting state workers to federal charges. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton dismissed the case on Jan. 5, saying there was no threat of “imminent prosecution.” Bolton gave the governor 30 days to amend and refile.