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 »
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The May 24 announcement that the state’s top Republican officials would be filing a lawsuit in federal court over Arizona’s new medical marijuana law surprised many, but not the man who came up with the idea: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a strident opponent of the new medical marijuana law.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.”
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.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is looking for a little more clarification from the federal government following a warning that the state’s medical marijuana program is not a shield from federal law, but Director Will Humble said the state has no plans to halt the implementation of the program.Read More »
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 »