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Medical marijuana law may be overturned

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors' decision to try to overturn California's medical marijuana law has some people scratching their heads. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors' decision to try to overturn California's medical marijuana law has some people scratching their heads. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

In November county supervisors voted to sue the state over the requirement to issue medical marijuana ID cards. This week, the board directed San Diego county counsel to file a federal lawsuit to overturn California's medical marijuana law.

Dan Abrahamson is legal affairs director for the non-profit Drug Policy Alliance. He thinks the County is making a mistake.

Abrahamson: "They just don't have any legal grounds to win the case. And so what essentially they're doing is they're bringing a frivolous lawsuit at great expense to taxpayers, and frankly at probably increased suffering of sick and dying people in San Diego."

County officials say they'll argue California's law conflicts with federal drug laws, and should be overturned.

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.