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Yee offers medical marijuana reforms as alternative to repeal (access required)

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A Republican state senator is gaining bipartisan support for bills that would reform Arizona’s medical marijuana law rather than repealing it, as one Republican lawmaker would prefer.

Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, introduced four bills late Monday that she says strengthen Arizona’s medical marijuana program, making it more workable in the long term.

Yee’s proposals come as Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants voters to repeal the medical marijuana law in 2014 with a revote on the system narrowly approved by Arizona voters in 2010.

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Dispensary opens amid court battles over medical marijuana

Dispensary opens amid court battles over medical marijuana

Bill Myer paces, watching the crowd grow outside his Glendale storefront’s floor-to-ceiling windows. His son Ben is in the back, behind bulletproof walls and windows, preparing for a long-awaited opening.

Outside, people are joking about Sheriff Joe Arpaio coming to arrest them when sirens are momentarily heard in the distance. Many had wondered whether police would show up on this brisk December morning.

None do.

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