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Aug 7, 2018

AG: Proceeds from medical marijuana fees can be used for drug treatment

State lawmakers are free to use fees paid by medical marijuana patients to operate programs to help get people off of other drugs, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has concluded.

Nov 21, 2017

Poll: 2018 election looks bleak for recreational marijuana

Don’t look for Arizonans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, at least not in the immediate future. A new statewide poll of those likely to vote in next year’s election finds just 35 percent saying they would support a measure for the personal use of the drug.

Aug 23, 2017

Maricopa County to enforce business property tax on medical marijuana dispensaries

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen wants medical marijuana dispensaries to pay personal property taxes, and the county’s dispensaries say they’re happy to comply.

Dec 20, 2016

Federal law doesn’t trump Medical Marijuana Act, judge rules

Local officials cannot use federal laws outlawing marijuana to refuse to provide necessary zoning for dispensaries, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Dec 1, 2016

Maricopa attorney: Trump should end marijuana ‘charade’

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he expects President-elect Donald Trump's administration to put an end to "the charade" of marijuana legalization laws.

Jan 20, 2016

Medical marijuana use translated into 77,000 bags of Cheetos

Arizona's nearly 88,000 medical marijuana patients smoke, ate or otherwise consumed more than 19.2 tons of the drug last year.

Aug 18, 2015

While marijuana advocates look to legalize in Arizona, concerns remain about medical marijuana program

When Arizona voters approved medical marijuana in 2010, the traditionally conservative state did so tentatively: The “yes” campaign garnered 50.1 percent of the vote. State officials now call Arizona’s system a model for other states,and members of the pro-legalization campaign deem the system a big success.

Jul 30, 2015

Judge rejects pro-marijuana group’s effort to loosen limits for users with PTSD

A judge has rejected efforts by a marijuana advocacy group to quash limits set by the Department of Health Services on how and when patients with post-traumatic stress disorder can legally use the drug.

Jun 22, 2015

Facts show Polk’s claim about marijuana deaths among children is misleading

An editorial written by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk hammered home the most basic argument she and other opponents of marijuana legalization have made – that legalizing marijuana will be bad for kids.

May 8, 2015

Marijuana ballot initiative refiled

Marijuana advocates today refiled a ballot initiative to legalize the sale of marijuana in Arizona, and next week may begin collecting signatures to send the measure to a vote in 2016.

May 8, 2015

AG opinion gives authorities more leeway in opposing marijuana legalization

An opinion by Attorney General Mark Brnovich allows elected officials to spend taxpayer dollars to influence elections as long as they’re not explicitly advocating for voters to cast ballots a particular way.

Apr 8, 2015

Court: Arizona probationers can’t be barred from medical pot

Arizonans with medical marijuana cards cannot be barred from using the drug while on probation, the state Supreme Court concluded Tuesday in a ruling that will have ripple effects across the state.