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Letter to AZ: Feds will “Vigorously Enforce” Marijuana Production

In a Feb. 16 letter to Gov. Jan Brewer, the federal government reiterated to Gov Brewer and the State of Arizona, that it may prosecute state workers for implementing the medical-marijuana program in Arizona.

Acting U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel also said said her office will continue to “vigorously enforce” federal laws against those who operate and/or facilitate large marijuana production facilities and marijuana production facilities involved in the selling of marijuana for medical use.

Scheel stated that Arizona state employees who participate in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act “are not immune from liability” under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Scheel continued to say that seriously ill patients and caregivers who use pot as medically recommended treatment “will likely not be the focus” of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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