AZ Journal:  “Governor Jan Brewer has asked the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to begin processing medical marijuana dispensary applications.  ‘We’re working on those rules right now. The process is complicated by the fact that a lawsuit called Compassion v. Arizona is challenging the scope and constitutionality of our medical marijuana rules,’ said [Director of Arizona Health Services Will] Humble. ‘If that lawsuit is withdrawn or settled quickly, we could begin accepting dispensary applications this summer’.”

The judge ruled on January 16, 2012, that Compassion First, LLC, won its lawsuit against Arizona, but the Governor who is now 0 for 2 in medical marijuana litigation has 30 days to appeal the ruling.