Arizona Medical Marijuana News

Arizona: Ruling Disallows Probation Ban On Medical Pot Use

San Francisco Chronicle

July 28th, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new court ruling says Arizona judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.

Arizona: Cancellation Of Only Active Medical Marijuana Study A Blow To Researchers

Record Searchlight

July 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON, 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.

Arizona: Arizona Health Director Allows Use Of Pot For PTSD

San Francisco Chronicle

July 9th, 2014
PHOENIX (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.

Arizona: Medical Marijuana Research Hampered

Digital Journal

July 5th, 2014
Molly 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.

Arizona: Pot Researcher Abruptly Fired By University Of Arizona

Los Angeles Times

July 1st, 2014
The 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.

Arizona: UA Marijuana Researcher Fired, Claims Political Motivation

Arizona Capitol Times

July 1st, 2014
After 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.

Arizona: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

June 11th, 2014
Congressional 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:

Arizona: Arizona Judge Rules Pot Can Be Used For PTSD

The Modesto Bee

June 7th, 2014
A 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.

Arizona: Arizona Judge Won't Clarify Ruling On Marijuana

San Francisco Chronicle

May 9th, 2014
PHOENIX (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

Washington, 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 ...

Arizona: Court Rules On DUI Law For Marijuana Users

The Modesto Bee

April 22nd, 2014
PHOENIX — 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.

Arizona: Pot Metabolite Doesn't Prove DUI

AZ Central

April 22nd, 2014
Motorists 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.

Arizona: In Arizona We Can Finally Get High ... On Justice

AZ Central

April 22nd, 2014
I'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.

Arizona: Government Approves Medical Marijuana Research

Los Angeles Times

April 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON — 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.

Arizona: Judge Orders Maricopa County To Pay Attorney Fees

San Francisco Chronicle

April 17th, 2014
PHOENIX (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.

Arizona: Man Accused Of Selling Medical Pot To Authorities

San Francisco Chronicle

April 8th, 2014
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A San Tan Valley man is in custody for allegedly selling medical marijuana to an undercover narcotics detective.

Arizona: Advocates Call For Funding Of Marijuana Research

The Modesto Bee

April 2nd, 2014
PHOENIX — 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.

Arizona: Supreme Court Approves Returning Medical Marijuana To California Patient Stopped In Arizona

Opposing Views

April 1st, 2014
A series of Arizona court rulings compelling Yuma County police to return medical marijuana to a person who was allowed to possess it in another state was not overturned by the Supreme Court.

Arizona: Prosecutor Seeks Clarification On Ariz. Pot Ruling

The Modesto Bee

April 1st, 2014
PHOENIX — 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.

Arizona: Ariz. County Loses Appeal Over Marijuana Seizure

WRIC 8 News

March 31st, 2014
WASHINGTON (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.