Proposition 203, Arizona’s medical marijuana law, will become effective soon. This new measure will change the way employers treat and interact with workers who qualify for protection under the statute. Employers should consider several important points in light of these significant developments.Read More »
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While the state Department of Health Services scrambles over the next 120 days to draft the rules and regulations for how medical marijuana will be grown, dispensed and used across the state, uncertainty over the right of visiting medical marijuana patients to possess pot in Arizona has created confusion that may have to be sorted out in court.Read More »
While the state Department of Health Services will be mired in the process of drafting regulations for the industry over the next four months, it’s not stopping businesses from forming and pitching products and services that may never be approved by state regulators. And competition is already getting fierce.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge talks about some of the challenges the department of health services faces in dealing with Arizona's new medical marijuana law and the reversal in attitudes about immediate tax cuts at the state legislature.Read More »
Cities in eastern metro Phoenix are working on local laws to regulate the locations of medical marijuana dispensaries.Read More »
The first wave of patients to take advantage of Arizona’s new medical marijuana law may be compelled to apply for home-growing operations because the drug will not be available in licensed dispensaries until late summer, opening the door for thousands of household marijuana gardens.Read More »
Ten days after the general election, Arizona's medical marijuana ballot measure appears to be headed toward passage as Maricopa County election officials race to finish counting early and provisional ballots.
Just before 6 p.m. Friday, the Secretary of State's Office reported the measure was leading by more than 4,000 votes. It was the first time the measure had more yes votes than no votes since the ballot tally began Nov. 2.
Maricopa County will count outstanding provisional ballots through the weekend if necessary despite a state law that generally says all vote tallying must be completed by Friday, officials said.Read More »
A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona is still trailing but the gap is closing.Read More »
A ballot measure allowing medical marijuana was too close to call. Unofficial returns Nov. 2 showed Proposition 203 trailing by a narrow margin.Read More »