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Challenging Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Law

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for operators of a storefront marijuana dispensary are asking a second state judge in Las Vegas to declare Nevada’s medical marijuana laws too vague to enforce.

Clark County District Court Judge Doug Smith said Friday he wants to review evidence presented to a grand jury that indicted five defendants before deciding whether charges including conspiracy, sale and possession of marijuana should stand.

Attorney Marc Saggese noted that on Monday another Clark County District Court judge threw out charges in another medical marijuana criminal case because he couldn’t make sense of Nevada’s pot laws.

State law lets medical cardholders possess small amounts of marijuana, but other state and federal laws make it illegal to buy or sell it.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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