Controlled Substances Act

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.

Arizona students say they got pot from card holders
Dec 4, 2012

First medical marijuana dispensary to open Thursday

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.

Jan 25, 2012

Official: AZ could have pot dispensaries by summer

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.

Jul 8, 2011

DOJ medical marijuana memo won’t end state’s lawsuit

A recent letter intended to clarify the federal government’s policies on prosecuting medical marijuana cases won’t put an end to the state’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said July 6.

Jul 7, 2011

Groups seek dismissal of Arizona’s federal suit on medical pot

A federal judge is being asked to dismiss a lawsuit that Arizona filed over medical marijuana.

Jul 1, 2011

Arizona reviewing US memo on medical marijuana

Arizona officials on Friday were reviewing a new federal memo on possible criminal prosecutions related to medical marijuana, as a lawyer for would-be dispensary operators said the memo doesn't really change anything.

Jun 3, 2011

A day late, dollar short on new marijuana law

Arizona’s medical marijuana law continues to pay out. The payoff isn’t so great for sickened would-be patients and convalescing recreational users, as it is for journalists and attorneys.

May 27, 2011

Maricopa County attorney prompted Horne, Brewer’s medical marijuana suit

The May 24 announcement that the state’s top Republican officials would be filing a lawsuit in federal court over Arizona’s new medical marijuana law surprised many, but not the man who came up with the idea: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a strident opponent of the new medical marijuana law.