Medical Marijuana

State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Expanding Medical Marijuana Growing at the Center of State Lawsuit

State Health Director Will Humble
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State health officials are being sued over a provision in the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act that bars those who live within 25 miles of a dispensary from growing their own plants. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

State Health Director Challenged Over PTSD Medical Marijuana Restrictions

State Health Director Will Humble
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A marijuana advocacy group is challenging limits imposed by state Health Director Will Humble on how and when patients with post-traumatic stress disorder can legally use the drug. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Rural Medical Marijuana Users May Regain Right to Grow

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Some medical marijuana users outside the state’s metro areas may soon regain the right to grow their own. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

U of A Rejects Appeal from Fired Marijuana Researcher

Dr. Sue Sisley. On Monday, the University of Arizona rejected her appeal to be restored to the faculty. She is researching the effects of marijuana of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Backers of a would-be medical marijuana researcher are now planning to pressure the Board of Regents to intercede to keep the project in the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
11:08 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fired U-of-A Medical Marijuana Researcher Appealing Dismissal

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A University of Arizona doctor and researcher whose contract was not renewed is not going quietly. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu July 10, 2014

State Health Department Green Lights Medical Marijuana for PTSD

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Come January first, doctors will be able to recommend marijuana to their patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. But Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, the legal fight may not be over.

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State Capitol News
6:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

UA Doctor Allegedly Fired for Pushing Medical Marijuana Research

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A University of Arizona doctor is being let go — she claims because of her lobbying on the issue of medical marijuana research. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:35 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Humble Evaluates Edible Medical Marijuana Regulations

State Health Director Will Humble
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The state’s top health official is weighing new regulations on what medical marijuana patients need to be told about edible versions of the drug — and when enough is enough. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:48 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Health Director’s Medical Marijuana Denial Ruled Illegal

State Health Director Will Humble
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An administrative law judge has ruled that state Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in denying access to medical marijuana to people — many of them former soldiers — suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:14 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

State Supreme Court Changes Marijuana DUI Regulations

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Motorists who smoke marijuana can’t be charged with driving while impaired without actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the state Supreme Court ruled today. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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