[JURIST] Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) [official website] announced Tuesday the state is filing a federal lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment over the legality of the state’s controversial medical marijuana [JURIST news archive] law passed last November. Brewer said that it is necessary to see if the new law violates federal law [press release, PDF] in order to protect state workers charged with distributing the marijuana from federal prosecution. The lawsuit was spurred by a May 2 letter [text] sent…

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