Arizona medical marijuana program continues to have growing pains.Read More »
Bill Myer paces, watching the crowd grow outside his Glendale storefront’s floor-to-ceiling windows. His son Ben is in the back, behind bulletproof walls and windows, preparing for a long-awaited opening.
Outside, people are joking about Sheriff Joe Arpaio coming to arrest them when sirens are momentarily heard in the distance. Many had wondered whether police would show up on this brisk December morning.
More than two years after voters narrowly approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, certified patients will be able to buy marijuana from a state-authorized dispensary.Read More »
Arizona's approval of the state's first medical marijuana dispensary has triggered a provision that means nearly all Phoenix-area cardholders now authorized to grow their own marijuana will begin losing that right in the coming months.Read More »
Arizona’s medical marijuana system will have stronger controls than other states, but some people will still exploit it to get the drug for recreational use, the state’s top health official said Wednesday.Read More »
Arizona officials used a bingo-style machine with sets of numbered air-blown balls Tuesday as they picked winners from among more than 400 applicants for certificates to run 97 medical marijuana dispensaries around the state.Read More »
A non-binding legal opinion by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne warns that federal law means that the state cannot authorize distribution of medical marijuana, but Horne says that doesn't stop the state from holding a lottery Tuesday to award dispensary certificates.Read More »
Medical officials recommend that Arizona's top public health official deny proposals to expand the state's medical marijuana program, saying it didn't find convincing evidence that the drug helps people in certain cases.Read More »
Requests to allow medical marijuana use in Arizona for additional medical conditions could be doomed by University of Arizona researchers' reports that they found little or no scientific evidence to support the proposals.Read More »
Arizona is not appealing a court ruling on medical marijuana and there could be licensed dispensaries established around the state as soon as this summer, Health Services Director Will Humble announced Tuesday.Read More »