Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego is about to become a hero of recreational pot smokers across Arizona, as he plans to introduce legislation next year to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona.Read More »
Anyone looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary in unincorporated parts of Maricopa County no longer needs zoning approval from the county, a judge ruled last week.Read More »
The American Civil Liberties Union will once more square off against Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montogomery in court over his efforts to stymie the state’s medical marijuana law – this time over pot candies, sodas and balms.Read More »
A judge has overturned Maricopa County's zoning ordinance for medical marijuana dispensaries, ruling that the law was a "transparent attempt" to keep the businesses out of unincorporated areas of the county.Read More »
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 »
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.
Despite the fact that voters in Arizona passed Proposition 203 in 2010 in favor of medical marijuana, there continues to be a push by those opposed. I often read statements from the opposition that simply don’t stand up to objective scrutiny. I am a former police officer who is now disabled. While I appreciate all opinions, I feel it’s paramount that debate be based on facts and logic and not simple emotion fueled by ideology.Read More »
Yuma County authorities are expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Arizona ruling that the county's sheriff must return marijuana seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.Read More »