When Kavanagh was debating some of the finer points of medical marijuana law, it came to his attention that the state still allows the sale and distribution of laetrile, a drug purported to cure cancer that was banned by the Food and Drug Administration decades ago.Read More »
My top priority from 1981-1985 was fighting the drug war.
Sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to get people to see ordinary truths. And that is the case with me.
Motorists in Arizona can continue to be prosecuted for driving under the influence of marijuana even if the only proof is a blood test that shows a chemical compound that doesn't cause impairment but can remain in the blood for a month, a state appellate court has ruled.Read More »
A Republican state senator is gaining bipartisan support for bills that would reform Arizona’s medical marijuana law rather than repealing it, as one Republican lawmaker would prefer.
Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, introduced four bills late Monday that she says strengthen Arizona’s medical marijuana program, making it more workable in the long term.
Yee’s proposals come as Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, wants voters to repeal the medical marijuana law in 2014 with a revote on the system narrowly approved by Arizona voters in 2010.
Arizona’s Medical Marijuana law is two years old. Patients have had the ability to get medical marijuana cards, giving them the legal protection they need. But the regulated dispensary portion of the program that was specifically called for in the law has been delayed due to numerous obstructions and legal challenges from state and local officials, primarily Republicans.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona’s voter-approved medical marijuana system have released a new poll showing healthy support for the system.Read More »
Maricopa County asked the Arizona Supreme Court today to rule on whether federal drug laws supersede Arizona’s medical marijuana law.Read More »
Concerned about medical marijuana co-ops attracting blight and crime to residential neighborhoods, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is pushing a bill in the state Senate that would reaffirm counties’ zoning authority over marijuana and cannabis cultivation.Read More »
An Arizona appellate court has ruled that the Yuma County sheriff must return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.Read More »
Now that Arizonans have had a chance to see what the state’s medical marijuana program looks like, Rep. John Kavanagh is hoping buyer’s remorse will convince them to overturn the law they passed just two years ago.Read More »