Pot Doctor Not Dropping Lawsuit Against State Over Advertising

WASHINGTON:  A Tacoma osteopath once known as the city’s top pot doc can advertise medical marijuana services, but he’s not dropping a lawsuit filed against the state.

Dr. Scott Havsy sued in May, arguing a state law prohibiting doctors from advertising marijuana services was unconstitutional and violates the First and Fourteenth amendments.

He wanted a judge to void the law and wipe out a 2013 ruling by a health law judge that he had committed professional misconduct by advertising his pot services.

On Friday, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Brian Tollefson denied Havsy’s request in a minute-long hearing.