The same well-funded, national organization that ushered Arizona’s medical marijuana law onto the books in 2010 already plans to return for a 2016 full-legalization effort. But that just isn’t soon enough for some local activists.Read More »
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By 2017, Arizonans will be free to possess, use and even grow marijuana, regardless of any medical condition, if the group that helped pass the state’s 2010 medical marijuana initiative in 2010 is successful again.Read More »
Arizona’s medical marijuana law says that as long as a doctor recommends it, anyone can possess and use marijuana, but the law, narrowly passed in 2010, doesn’t explicitly say the chemical-containing resin can be extracted from the marijuana. That could mean problems for the patients and dispensaries that are already buying and selling certain products under the belief that they were authorized.Read More »
When it comes to possession or use of marijuana, the United States Department of Justice will not focus on enforcement of federal marijuana laws where state laws allow it, a memo released today explains.
Marijuana law reform advocates declared it a victory and identified its broad implications for Arizona and other states.
Attorneys representing Arizona’s redistricting commission squared off in court today with attorneys representing Commissioner Richard Stertz over whether he should remain a party to a Republican-led lawsuit aimed at redrawing the state’s congressional map.Read More »
The marijuana dispensary industry has new and unlikely allies in a dozen Republican lawmakers, some of whom only months ago supported bills seen as hostile to the industry.
The lawmakers’ message to law enforcement officials: Focus on illegal “clubs,’’ but let legal dispensaries operate within the law and without obstruction.
Since the 1960s, Arizona’s violent crime rate has usually been just above the national average, and has dipped and spiked along with national trends, normally hovering around 5-10 percent above the U.S. average.
Practically every state’s violent crime rate has risen and fallen over the past 50 years along with the U.S. average.
The fight over Arizona’s solar energy incentives continues to ramp up as more groups enter the fray with highly charged public messaging campaigns.Read More »
Serving as pastor of a large, multi-congregational church can look a lot like being an elected official. Navigating multiple stakeholder groups and many differing opinions inside congregations can be rough stuff.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission once again has five members after Democrat Cid Kallen was sworn in today at the Secretary of State’s office.Read More »