The Arizona Legislature will begin its 2016 session next week, and lawmakers have already introduced several bills for consideration. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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A poll conducted last month reveals that more than half of all Arizonans support the legalization of recreational marijuana. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the study comes as multiple measures are in the works to put the question to voters in 2016.

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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.

Marijuana Research Bill Going Up in Smoke?

Mar 21, 2014

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.

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.

New Poll Suggests Arizonans Ready for Legal Pot

Feb 18, 2014

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.

The Future of Med. Marijuana May be in Court

Dec 7, 2012

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

Medical Pot Lottery Held Today

Aug 7, 2012
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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.

Move to Expand Uses of Medical Marijuana

May 9, 2012

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