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Teenagers at ground zero in Arizona’s marijuana battlefield (access required)

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The struggle for legalizing recreational-use marijuana will likely center on the impacts of the drug on Arizona children.

Anti-marijuana forces are arguing that the drug harms the brain and that making it legally available will lead to more children using it, while legalized-marijuana advocates are ready to propose an excise tax that would go to schools.

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The personnel is the political: UA marijuana researcher fired, claims political motivation

The personnel is the political: UA marijuana researcher fired, claims political motivation

After years of planning, Dr. Sue Sisley felt surer than ever that her University of Arizona study into marijuana’s treatment potential for post-traumatic stress would actually happen. She obtained special permissions from various levels of government, secured a tentative research location and met last week with donors who she said were enthusiastic about funding the study. Then last Friday, the university fired Sisley, and she believes Arizona lawmakers are behind her termination.

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