The costly War on Drugs continues to erode personal liberties without curbing drug trade or use. This heavy-handed tactic has failed. The ACLU supports a public health approach, including investment in drug treatment, education, and regulation of drug availability. The ACLU’s goal is to end punitive drug policies that cause the widespread violation of constitutional and human rights, as well as unprecedented levels of incarceration.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer today said she will implement the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law, nine days after a federal judge granted a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to throw out a lawsuit filed by Brewer seeking to strike it down.
A federal judge today granted an American Civil Liberties Union request and threw out a lawsuit filed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seeking to strike down the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law that would allow sick patients to access important medicine.
The American Civil Liberties Union today told a federal judge that a lawsuit filed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seeking to strike down the state's medical marijuana law that would allow sick patients to access important medicine should be thrown out.
In a motion filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the ACLU charges that the lawsuit should be dismissed because, among other things, there has been no threat that state employees charged with carrying out the state’s law will be prosecuted by federal authorities.
The move comes on the heels of an announcement today by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that she has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, a number of potential dispensary applicants under the law and others seeking a ruling from a federal court that the Arizona law is preempted by federal law and should be struck down. A non-profit, membership-based professional association that seeks to advance the interests of Arizona’s medical marijuana profession and
In an effort to inform community members about the legalities and realities of Arizona’s recently passed medical marijuana law, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona’s Southern Chapter will host a community forum on Wednesday, April 27th entitled Medical Marijuana: Making Proposition 203 Work.
California voters came out in droves to support Proposition 19 this November. More than 4.1 million people voted for Prop. 19 — the California proposition that would have allowed adults 21 and older to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for personal use and allow cities and counties to tax and regulate commercial sales. Though the measure didn't pass, the degree of support marks an undeniable leap forward in the movement to end marijuana prohibition.
PHOENIX, AZ – Saying budget proposals to drug test welfare recipients and deny benefits to domestic partners are misguided and discriminatory, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today sent a letter to Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto H.B. 2013.
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