Arizona Medical Marijuana News
July 17th, 2014WASHINGTON, D.C. - Medical cannabis use is recognized legally in almost half of the states, yet getting approval to study the health benefits of the drug is harder than getting a medical marijuana license.
July 9th, 2014PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder will be able to legally use marijuana to help alleviate their symptoms under a decision announced Wednesday by the state's top health official.
July 5th, 2014Molly Cooke, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has said that many claims about medical marijuana are limited by a lack of experimental data. The reason for this is due to laws hampering research.
July 1st, 2014The University of Arizona has abruptly fired a prominent marijuana researcher who only months ago received rare approval from federal drug officials to study the effects of pot on patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
July 1st, 2014After years of planning, Dr. Sue Sisley felt surer than ever that her University of Arizona study into marijuana’s treatment potential for post-traumatic stress would actually happen.
June 11th, 2014Congressional Democrats who voted wrong on medical marijuana catch some flak, California continues to struggle with regulating medical marijuana, while other states struggle to get bills passed. Let's get to it:
June 7th, 2014A court ruling filed this week has added post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment. State Department of Health Services Director Will Humble has until July 9 to accept, modify or reject an administrative law judge's ruling that PTSD sufferers are eligible for a medical marijuana registration card.
May 9th, 2014PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has decided against clarifying the quantity of medical marijuana extracts that a patient can have under the state's medical marijuana law.
Arizona: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress
May 1st, 2014Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...
April 22nd, 2014PHOENIX — Authorities can't prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states have grappled with across the nation.
April 22nd, 2014Motorists who have used marijuana cannot be charged with driving under the influence on that basis alone, even if some traces of the drug are detected in their blood, the state's top court ruled Tuesday.
April 22nd, 2014I'm feeling little giddy, a little inebriated, tipsy in a way that rarely occurs. In fact, I'm positively high … on justice. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a person who is not impaired cannot be convicted of DUI.
April 17th, 2014WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of the drug.
April 17th, 2014PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is ordering Maricopa County to pay $190,000 for attorney fees incurred by a Sun City medical dispensary operator which successfully challenged the county's refusal to provide zoning clearance for the facility.
April 8th, 2014FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A San Tan Valley man is in custody for allegedly selling medical marijuana to an undercover narcotics detective.
April 2nd, 2014PHOENIX — Military veterans rallied near the Arizona Capitol in an attempt to persuade lawmakers to pay for a clinical study at the University of Arizona that looks at the health benefits of medical marijuana.
April 1st, 2014PHOENIX — Maricopa County's top prosecutor is asking a judge to clarify a ruling that allows use of medical marijuana extracts. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled March 21 that the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law authorizes qualifying patients to use extracts adapted from marijuana.
March 31st, 2014WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has refused to overturn Arizona court rulings ordering the Yuma County sheriff to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.
March 18th, 2014A researcher at the University of Arizona is a step closer to studying how medical marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
March 14th, 2014WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of the drug.