Arizona's more than 43,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed close to three tons of the weed last year.Read More »
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After holding three monthly meetings that delved into the state regulations governing the ambulance and medical transportation industry, a study committee is preparing to make recommendations for legislative changes.Read More »
Arizona health officials are looking to root out physicians who are improperly recommending medical marijuana for patients who claim to suffer from chronic pain.Read More »
Mike Ulinger, who retired after 30 years as a Phoenix firefighter, said he couldn’t go anywhere or do anything and became an alcoholic to self-treat post-traumatic stress disorder he attributes to his job.Read More »
Arizona abortion facilities increased slightly since 2010 despite restrictive laws
Despite a recent decline, there are more licensed abortion clinics in Arizona now than in 2010, when licensing requirements took effect and the Legislature passed tougher abortion restrictions.
The bill moratorium that rankled lawmakers as Gov. Jan Brewer started applying pressure to pass her Medicaid expansion plan helped push her to a near-record number of vetoes in 2013.
Brewer vetoed 26 bills this year, the second highest total of her career, behind the 29 she rejected in 2011.
Medical marijuana advocates urged Arizona lawmakers on Thursday to clamp down on unregulated marijuana clubs to ensure patients receive their recommended drugs within the guidelines of the new law.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Health Services is set to hold a much-anticipated lottery to select medical marijuana dispensaries across the state.Read More »
Medical officials recommend that Arizona's top public health official deny proposals to expand the state's medical marijuana program, saying it didn't find convincing evidence that the drug helps people in certain cases.Read More »
Arizona may expand its fledgling medical marijuana program even as state officials are still moving to implement a key part of the law approved by voters two years ago.Read More »