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Clean Elections consolidation bill advances


The Citizen's Clean Election Commission would be consolidated with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and take on added responsibilities for overseeing election law violations and lobbyist reporting under a bill approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.

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Arizona lawmakers look to regulate legal marijuana

In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo Michael Cardenas shows medical marijuana he purchase outside Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Glendale, Ariz. Supporters of medical marijuana in Minnesota say they plan to push for legalized medical marijuana in 2013 arguing that medical decisions should be left to doctors rather than police. Seventeen states, including Arizona, and the District of Columbia allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and Colorado and Washington recently legalized marijuana possession for adults with small amounts of the drug. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

One Arizona lawmaker wants to shut down dispensaries that use unclear labels for its food products. Another bill would allow colleges and universities to conduct medical marijuana research. A third would allow county zoning ordinances to apply to marijuana cultivation.

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