Medical marijuana activists say they expect the U.S. Department of Justice at any moment to issue a statement clarifying the federal government’s stance toward state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs – like the one approved by Arizona voters last year, but which remains in jeopardy as lawsuits surrounding its legality play out.Read More »
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Arizona attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the agency that regulates the state's medical marijuana program to accept applications to operate from would-be pot shops.Read More »
Scottsdale has granted permits to six applicants seeking to open medical-marijuana dispensaries and cultivation sites. The move comes after the state recently halted the dispensary-application process after filing a lawsuit in federal court to determine whether Arizona's medical-marijuana law conflicts with federal drug statutes.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge talks about the latest developments with Arizona's medical marijuana program.Read More »
Arizona’s medical marijuana law continues to pay out. The payoff isn’t so great for sickened would-be patients and convalescing recreational users, as it is for journalists and attorneys.Read More »
An Arizona official has refused to accept an application from prospective operators of a medical marijuana dispensary, setting the stage for a possible legal challenge.Read More »
Dennis Burke, the U.S. attorney for Arizona, said prosecution of state employees was not mentioned in the letter sent to state officials because it was never intended to indicate that.
“They're saying, ‘I can't believe he's going after state employees.’ It's not in my letter.”
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 »
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.
A drug testing bill proposed as a response to Arizona voters' legalization of medical marijuana is headed to Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »