So were medical marijuana entrepreneur Al Sobol, Prop 203's PR man Joe Yuhas
and several supporters of the dispensary industry.
Yuhas, spokesman for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association, whose principles put Prop 203 on the ballot, says he's optimistic that today's hearing "will lead to a decision that will allow us to move forward."
means moving forward on the opening of dozens of dispensaries in Arizona, as approved under the law.
Now, the "piecemeal" approach to rolling out the law has led, among other things, to 16,000 patients who have the legal ability to grow their own - a situation that Yuhas
sees as potentially out of control.
Arizona's medical pot law gives state-qualified patients the right to grow up to 12 plants each unless a dispensary is open within 25 miles.
For now, there are no dispensaries.
acknowledged that even if Brewer's lawsuit is stopped in its tracks, the dispensary applications still wouldn't be accepted without Brewer's okay.