A new effort has emerged to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona, creating a fracture in the campaign to put the issue to a public vote in 2016.Read More »
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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.
The people who brought medical marijuana to Arizona four years ago now want marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee decided Jan. 27 to hold off on a proposal to legalize industrial hemp production until at least next week over concerns raised by state police that such a move could increase drug testing for criminal prosecutions.Read More »
Phoenix Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego’s proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona has some in the medical marijuana industry worried about losing their businesses.Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.Read More »
BISBEE — The City Council in a former mining community-turned-artist's haven in rural southeastern Arizona voted Tuesday night to approve an ordinance to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples.Read More »
BISBEE — A conservative Christian advocacy group says a former mining community-turned-artists' haven in rural southern Arizona can't legally recognize civil unions that would include same-sex couples.Read More »
SIERRA VISTA — Bisbee City Council members say they're not hearing much from constituents before a scheduled vote to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.Read More »
As the father of two young boys, I have great respect for the good work of Keep Arizona Drug Free, even as I may disagree with their political punditry, as expressed in the Feb. 22 commentary “Marijuana legalization is far from inevitable.”Read More »