Arizona Medical Marijuana News
March 7th, 2015PHOENIX - Citing the case of a medical marijuana-cultivation facility approved for a site across a canal from homes in north Phoenix, a state lawmaker to establish a buffer.
March 4th, 2015PHOENIX - The House has failed to approve a bill pushing medical marijuana growing facilities farther away from schools, churches and neighborhoods. Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff says he designed the bill on behalf of constituents worried the growing facilities will lower their property values.
March 4th, 2015WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A lawmaker on the country's largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe's stance against legalizing marijuana. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie says legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use contradicts Navajo values and tradition.
January 16th, 2015Arizona’s more than 63,000 medical marijuana patients ate, drank or smoked more than 10 tons of the drug last year. That’s the equivalent of about seven Volkswagen Beetles, more than 2,300 gallons of milk — or, if you prefer, in excess of 40,000 8-ounce bags of Cheetos.
January 12th, 2015About 125 people from across Arizona gathered in front of the State Capitol on Monday morning to protest current marijuana laws and call for its legalization. The protest organized by the advocacy group Safer Arizona was one of many planned for the first day of the 2015 Legislative session.
January 7th, 2015Recreational marijuana use could be legal in Arizona by this summer if the Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey approve a plan introduced by a Phoenix lawmaker. The legislation will be a long shot under the conservative-led Legislature. But Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, said he has some strong arguments. Among them is the possibility of nearly $50 million in potential tax revenue that could offset a looming $1 billion budget shortfall.
December 22nd, 2014FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.
November 5th, 2014PHOENIX (AP) — Another court ruling says Arizona residents who have medical marijuana cards allowing them to legally smoke pot can still be prosecuted under laws against driving under the influence while having marijuana in their system.
October 21st, 2014The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled the state's medical marijuana law doesn't give drivers immunity from prosecution if there is marijuana or its chemical compound in the body.
October 13th, 2014PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016.
August 17th, 2014PHOENIX (AP) — An administrative law judge in Phoenix denied a Gold Canyon man's effort this month to keep growing medical marijuana at his home in spite of his proximity to a dispensary.
July 28th, 2014TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new court ruling says Arizona judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.
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 16th, 2014A CBD cannabis oil bill becomes law in Missouri, the District of Columbia expands its medical marijuana program, Michigan prepares to improve its program, Berkeley will provide free medical marijuana for the poor and homeless, an LA medical marijuana farmers' market gets an injunction slapped on it, and more. Let's get to it:
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.