A Phoenix neighborhood mourns the potential loss of its character.
Department Of Justice Decision Could Protect Ariz. Medical Marijuana Law
The Department of Justice says it will not try to void laws
legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in
“They can exercise prosecutorial discretion and not enforce
the law if they choose, but that's not the issue,”
But, a trial judge has already rebuffed the preemption argument, saying the state's decision to let some people sell and use pot does not interfere with the ability of federal prosecutors to bring their own charges. That ruling is now on appeal.