marijuana

KNAU and Arizona News
12:42 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Illegal Pot Farm Cleaned Up After Nearly A Decade

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More than a ton of trash has been removed from the site of an illegal pot farm in the Fossil Springs Wilderness Area. As Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, it took almost 10 years for funding to come through for the clean-up.

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State Capitol News
10:48 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Marijuana Research Bill Going Up in Smoke?

State Sen. Kimberly Yee is resisting a bill that would funnel funds to marijuana research.
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A House-approved bill that would support medical marijuana research in Arizona may be going up in smoke. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Prescott City Council Votes to Oppose Recreational Marijuana

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The Prescott City Council has approved a resolution opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move comes as national and local groups are attempting to place legalization on the ballot.

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State Capitol News
1:10 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

New Poll Suggests Arizonans Ready for Legal Pot

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Voters in this state may be ready to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington residents and make marijuana use by anyone legal. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
12:25 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

The Future of Med. Marijuana May be in Court

The future of medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona is likely going to have to be finally resolved by the state Supreme Court.

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State Capitol News
1:20 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Medical Pot Lottery Held Today

State health department auditors Connie Phillips and Kurt Schulte time the ping pong balls in the Atom Action Bubble Top Bingo Blower used Tuesday to select who gets to operate marijuana dispensaries around the state.
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Plans are to use one of those machines like the Arizona Lottery. The ping pong balls it pop out will determine which of the 486 applicants are going to walk away with a certificate that awards them permission to be one of the 126 sites where marijuana can be sold. Some areas of the state have no applicants. But the district on the east side of Flagstaff, for example, has 13 alone. State health director Will Humble said just being one of those chosen today is not a license to immediately start selling the drug.

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State Capitol News
8:53 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Move to Expand Uses of Medical Marijuana

Arizonans who say they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are hoping to get the right to use marijuana for medical purposes.

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