Ahwatukee Foothills News:  “Medical marijuana has come to the forefront of several legal battles, both local and federal.  The most significant is the state’s lawsuit against the U.S. government — a suit that is holding up applications to open medical marijuana dispensaries. . . . As hopeful dispensary operators wait out the decision, medical marijuana patients are able to grow and utilize their own pot if they have a medical marijuana card that also authorizes them to grow.”