Pro-marijuana group wants Yakima investigated
September 19, 2007
YAKIMA, Wash - A medical marijuana advocacy group is asking Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna to investigate Yakima County to see if it is following Washington's medical marijuana law.
CannaCare believes Sheriff Ken Irwin and County Prosecutor Ron Zirkle aren't allowing patients in Yakima access to medical marijuana.
Under Washington law, patients are allowed to have a sixty day supply of marijuana if their doctor prescribes it.
CannaCare wants the state to investigate authorities in Yakima because they think Zirkle and Irwin aren't following the law.
But the county prosecutor says the law is the problem.
"The law says a person can have a 60 day supply," said Zirkle, "but it doesn't say what a 60 day supply is."
According to Zirkle, the law passed in 1998 is so vague, there is nothing stopping a patient from claiming that their 50 plants are their sixty day supply.
The state is working on a clarification of the law, but it won't ready for several months.