Proposition 203, Arizona’s medical marijuana law, will become effective soon. This new measure will change the way employers treat and interact with workers who qualify for protection under the statute. Employers should consider several important points in light of these significant developments.Read More »
Ten days after the general election, Arizona's medical marijuana ballot measure appears to be headed toward passage as Maricopa County election officials race to finish counting early and provisional ballots.
Just before 6 p.m. Friday, the Secretary of State's Office reported the measure was leading by more than 4,000 votes. It was the first time the measure had more yes votes than no votes since the ballot tally began Nov. 2.
Maricopa County will count outstanding provisional ballots through the weekend if necessary despite a state law that generally says all vote tallying must be completed by Friday, officials said.Read More »
A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona is still trailing but the gap is closing.Read More »
While Arizonans await news about Proposition 203, the medical marijuana proposal, here’s a related story from the state next door: California voters appear to have rejected Prop. 19, an effort to legalize marijuana and allow local governments to tax the sale ...Read More »
U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl led a group of Republican officials Wednesday denouncing a ballot measure that would allow medical marijuana.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Oct. 20 that she opposes a November ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, arguing that it would cause pot to "needlessly and harmfully proliferate."Read More »
Capitol Police arrested two men Oct. 7 after an officer found more than 27 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, $22,030 and a 9 mm handgun during a traffic stop on North 20th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Capitol Police officers conducted ...Read More »
Arizona spent $121 million on drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in 2008, but a report by the Arizona Auditor General’s Office indicates the programs have failed to change the behavior of most substance-abusing patients. Nearly half of the patients who began substance-abuse treatment during the past three years dropped out before finishing the programs.Read More »