Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:34 PM
PHOENIX - Maricopa County is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to decide if federal drug laws pre-empt Arizona's medical marijuana laws.
William Montgomery, Maricopa County's attorney, filed the request Friday with the state's highest court after a lower court ruled that Arizona's medical marijuana law was constitutional. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled last month that federal drug laws don't stand in the way of public officials implementing Arizona's law.
The case started over a dispute over whether Maricopa County had to approve zoning for a dispensary in Sun City.
White Mountain Health Center, the proposed dispensary, is the subject of the court fight.
More than 30,000 people already have cards authorizing them to possess and use medical marijuana in Arizona.
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Help those in need this holiday season
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
Win! Win! Win!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Let us help grow your business
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories