An activist is suing San Bernardino County for refusing to issue state-mandated medical marijuana cards.
The Superior Court lawsuit filed Monday by Scott Bledsoe seeks enforcement of California's voter-approved Proposition 215, which allows physician-approved marijuana use.
The proposition collides with federal drug laws.
In 2003, the Legislature provided additional legal guidance to medical marijuana users and led to dispensaries opening in California. Counties were ordered to issue medical marijuana identification cards.
San Bernardino and San Diego counties have refused. San Bernardino deputies are told to arrest people who possess marijuana even if users have marijuana ID cards issued by other counties.