From Courthouse News Service:
Three Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries, a landlord and a patient can’t stop the federal government from prosecuting them, a federal judge ruled. Citing federal laws and precedent, the judge said the plaintiffs face an “insurmountable challenge” in showing that patients will be harmed by the federal crackdown.
The Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, MediThrive and The Divinity Tree sought a temporary restraining order to prevent federal authorities from prosecuting marijuana growers and providers.
In a 27-page order on Monday, U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong noted the “tension that exists between federal and California laws governing marijuana use.”
The California Compassionate Use Act allows state residents to use medical marijuana, but the plant is a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law.