Medical Marijuana

Town of Chino Valley

A city council member in the Arizona town of Chino Valley who has previously been critical of pot smokers now wants town officials to allow a medical marijuana research facility to open on his property. The council member says he's had a change of heart on marijuana.

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An appellate court ruling has overturned Arizona's law making it a crime for medical marijuana cardholders to possess pot on college and university campuses.

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Authorities say a 32-year-old man who showed signs of impairment from recent marijuana use has been arrested after he struck a 14-year-old girl with his vehicle as she was crossing a street in the San Tan Valley.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll ask the Arizona Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling that the state's medical marijuana law is constitutional in requiring counties to approve reasonable zoning regulations.

State officials say they received hundreds of applications for approximately 30 new licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries.

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