Republican legislators have spent the past 12 years railing against the Voter Protection Act, but the reviled ballot measure that tied lawmakers’ hands was a largely self-inflicted and ironically unnecessary wound.Read More »
Although Arizona’s new medical marijuana has already partially gone into effect, Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne announced Tuesday they will file suit in federal district court on Friday, asking for clarification on the program, and that they are looking to halt it from moving forward.Read More »
Tucson pharmacist Greg Rogan envisioned simply adding pot to his shop. Patients with chronic diseases such as cancer and AIDS could come in for medical marijuana and learn how to safely ingest it.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is advising the Board of Supervisors not to grant permits for medical marijuana dispensaries on country-controlled land because of opposition from the federal government.Read More »
As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.
He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.
Federal prosecutors issued a sharp warning Monday to people planning to open medical marijuana dispensaries or large-scale growing operations under Arizona's new medical marijuana law.Read More »
As recommendations roll in, state health officials begin tricky task of identifying impropriety in medical marijuana system
Dozens of hopeful medical marijuana patients got their medical marijuana recommendations April 15 at a large medical marijuana expo in Glendale, but the recommendations signify what may become a struggle to allow only legitimately ill people into the medical marijuana program, and to discipline or strip the licenses from doctors who wantonly sign marijuana recommendations.Read More »
Arizona's medical marijuana program is hitting a milestone Thursday as patients start turning in applications for the drug to help treat cancer and other diseases in what officials believe is the only completely electronic application system in the country.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Health Services made the state’s medical marijuana rules official today by submitting them to the Secretary of State’s Office, albeit with a few slight alterations from the previous “final” version of the rules they released March 28.Read More »
A small detail in the state’s medical marijuana rules might allow unregulated hemp production. The perceived loophole, one hopeful hemp farmer says, was created by the Health Department’s lack of input from pot botany experts during the department’s rulemaking process.Read More »