Arizona Republic:  “Arizona will ask a federal court today to clarify whether its voter-approved medical-marijuana law conflicts with federal drug statutes, launching what probably will be a lengthy legal battle that could cripple the state’s fledging industry and spark more legal action.  Gov. Jan Brewer also will put a temporary halt to the state’s permit process for marijuana dispensaries, set to begin Wednesday, with an executive order issued by Tuesday, her office said. She does not plan to stop issuance of medical-marijuana user-ID cards.”

The article quotes U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke talking out of both sides of his mouth when he said:

“We have no intention of targeting or going after people who are implementing or who are in compliance with state law,” Burke said. “But at the same time, they can’t be under the impression that they have immunity, amnesty or safe haven.”