Arizona Medical Marijuana News

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

The Modesto Bee

April 17th, 2014
PHOENIX — 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: 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.

Arizona: Medical Marijuana Research For PTSD Clears Major Hurdle

Detroit Free Press

March 18th, 2014
A researcher at the University of Arizona is a step closer to studying how medical marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Arizona: Government Approves Medical Marijuana Research

Los Angeles Times

March 14th, 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: Pot Industry Faces Growing Limits In Tucson Area

The Modesto Bee

February 27th, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. — Medical marijuana dispensaries faced with municipalities' limits on sizes of growing operations in the Tucson area are turning to Phoenix instead.

Arizona: Girl Scout's Effort To Sell Cookies Goes To 'Pot'

Richmond Times-Dispatch

February 22nd, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — Customers of some medical marijuana dispensaries are discovering this week that they don't have to go far if they have a case of the munchies.

Arizona: Maricopa County Oks Zoning For Medical Marijuana

The Modesto Bee

January 30th, 2014
PHOENIX — Prodded by a court ruling, Maricopa County now has a zoning ordinance allowing medical-marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. The Board of Supervisors' approval of the new ordinance on a 4-0 vote Wednesday allows dispensaries in commercial zones and cultivation sites in industrial zones.

Arizona: Phoenix Man Sentenced In Oregon For Pot Robbery

The Modesto Bee

December 19th, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. — An Arizona man who refused to identify his accomplice in a pot robbery in Oregon that left one man wounded has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.Jessie Long, 27, pleaded guilty to robbery and assault in the July 27 home invasion near Creswell, Ore., and will have no chance for early release.

Arizona: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

December 4th, 2013
Arkansas Baptists reject medical marijuana, and so do some California communities. New Jersey's governor mouths off, and Illinois and Massachusetts communities move to regulate soon-to-arrive medical marijuana businesses. Let's get to it:

Arizona: OK Sought For Medical Marijuana Use Of Extracts

Modesto Bee

October 29th, 2013
PHOENIX — A lawsuit filed on behalf of a 5-year-old Mesa boy asks a court to rule that the state's medical marijuana law allows uses of marijuana extracts such as resins added to baked goods and creams.

Arizona: With Suit, Parents Of Boy With Seizures Press Arizona Officials On Marijuana Act

New York Times

October 29th, 2013
PHOENIX — Arguing that medical marijuana has been the most effective treatment for their son’s seizure disorder, the parents of a 5-year-old boy filed a lawsuit here on Monday to force state officials to include marijuana extracts — oil-like resins with very low levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC — as a legal product under the state’s medical marijuana act.

Arizona: Judge - Counties Can't Prohibit Med Pot Dispensaries

Arizona Daily Sun

October 15th, 2013

PHOENIX — Counties cannot do an end-run around the Medical Marijuana Act by changing their zoning laws to make it impossible to open a dispensary, a judge ruled Monday.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon said it’s one thing for counties to use their local powers to prohibit illegal activities. And he said that’s the way the county’s ordinance read — until August.

Arizona: Judge Overturns Zoning Law On Medical Marijuana

Times Union

October 15th, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has overturned Maricopa County's zoning ordinance for medical marijuana dispensaries, ruling that the 2011 local law was a "transparent attempt" to keep the businesses out of county areas outside incorporated cities and towns.

Arizona: Medical-Pot Edibles Are Legal, But Prosecutors And Cops Aren't Backing Off

Phoenix New Times

October 10th, 2013
Uncle Herb's medical-marijuana dispensary, tucked away near pine trees in an industrial area of south Payson, has the homey feel of a country store. Red brick and wood trim accent the interior. T-shirts and other products hang in a gift area near the two bars displaying pale green cannabis buds in glass cake stands. The small commercial kitchen, visible from the bud-tending area through a large window, is modern. So is the kitchen's special helper — a six-foot-tall collection of ...

Arizona: Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Host Educational Fair In Tempe

East Valley Tribune

October 2nd, 2013

In an effort to educate the community on the potential health benefits and legality of medical marijuana, Salubrious Wellness Clinic will host an educational fair Saturday in Tempe.

SWC Tempe, a state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary, opened in July. After seeing how many questions people had about medical marijuana and realizing that there was still a stigma attached with alternative medicine, general manager Caleb Tice said they started planning an educational fair.

Arizona: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

September 25th, 2013
Oregon begins moving toward a regulated dispensary system, Massachusetts advances down the dispensary path, New Jersey's governor signs a medical marijuana bill, and much, much more. Let's get to it: