A lawmaker wants to make it clear that state officials can notify licensing boards when medical professionals are suspected of improperly recommending marijuana for patients. Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, said clarifying in law that the Arizona Department of Health Services ...Read More »
Arizona's attorney general is trying to shut down four clubs that he says have been illegally providing medical marijuana to patients with cancer and other diseases.Read More »
The state Department of Public Safety has denied a request from Arizona's top utility regulator to send a drug-sniffing dog to his office.Read More »
A federal judge is being asked to dismiss a lawsuit that Arizona filed over medical marijuana.Read More »
Phoenix has suspended its 180-day requirement for holders of medical-marijuana permits to seek state licenses.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.
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 »
The Arizona Department of Health Services has released the final version of the state’s medical marijuana regulations, after nearly five months of writing and rewriting drafts of the rules following the passage of Proposition 203 in November.Read More »
Since voters passed Proposition 203 in November, the Health Department has been racing against the clock to get rules and regulations in place that will guide Arizona’s medical marijuana program. In an interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, Will Humble, the department director, previewed some of the changes coming in the final rules concerning one of the most contentious parts of the rules: how dispensary licenses will be distributed.Read More »
Pinal County supervisors are rejecting a call by Gila River Indian Community officials not to locate pot dispensaries within a mile of their borders because the tribe doesn't recognize medical marijuana.Read More »