marijuana, expungement, Maricopa County
May 31, 2023

Court paves way for expunging records for those selling small amounts of marijuana

The state Court of Appeals has opened the door for people convicted of selling small amounts of marijuana in Arizona to now qualify to have their records expunged.

THC, Breathalyzer, Phoenix, ASU
May 3, 2023

Phoenix company creating marijuana Breathalyzer

Scientists at Phoenix-based company ElectraTect are working to create a marijuana Breathalyzer to detect recent consumption of THC — the major psychoactive component in marijuana.

cannabis, marijuana, Arizona Department of Revenue, marijuana sales, National Cannabis Industry Association, excise taxes
Dec 9, 2022

Cannabis sales soar, but don’t threaten 5 C’s

Sales of marijuana in Arizona soared to $1.6 billion in 2021, just one year after recreational cannabis was legalized in the state, making Arizona second only to California for retail sales that year, according to an industry research group. 

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Dec 9, 2022

Lawmakers seek data on pot-related DUI

Arizona lawmakers are seeking to better understand drug-related DUI cases for future legislation that appropriately addresses marijuana and other drugs. The Legislature created the Driving Under the Influence Data Collection Study Committee, which met twice, once in October and once earlier this week.

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Nov 29, 2022

Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possible

Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end.

Nov 21, 2022

Changing perceptions of cannabis boost community impact of dispensaries

Marijuana dispensaries are viewed like pharmacies – they offer essential services that help to provide medicine and relief to individuals who battle life-altering pain and illnesses, from cancer and epilepsy to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as well as neurologic conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. Similarly, Arizona’s cannabis industry has become a lifeblood for a host [...]

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Nov 17, 2022

Griner has begun serving sentence in Russian penal colony

WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a Russian penal colony, her lawyers and agent said Thursday.

Kavanagh, attorney general
Aug 23, 2022

Court: Conviction in writing, not open court, violated defendant’s rights

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a drug-smuggling defendant’s rights were violated when a district court handed down his conviction in writing and not in open court, denying him an opportunity to appear.

Jun 16, 2022

Bill would aim to offer marijuana buyers what they want

State lawmakers are moving to ensure that marijuana buyers are getting what they asked for -- and not the things they don't want.

Aug 1, 2019

Scottsdale researcher sues U.S. government over quality of marijuana for studies

A federally-licensed marijuana researcher is suing the government agency that grants her a license to conduct research.

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Mar 19, 2019

Supreme Court questions prosecutor on legality of marijuana extracts as medicine

The question of whether edibles and other extracts are protected under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act could come down to what is considered usable marijuana.

Apr 22, 2014

State Supreme Court: long-lasting marijuana metabolite isn’t proof of DUI

Arizonans who smoke marijuana can't be charged with driving while impaired absent actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this morning.