Medical Marijuana

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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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Officials Grapple With State and Federal Divide Over Medical Marijuana

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This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court said marijuana must be returned to those who have a medical card to possess it. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:19 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Judge Clears the Way for Medical Marijuana Extract in Food

A medical marijuana lollipop
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A judge has ruled that it’s legally OK to use extracts to make medical marijuana sodas, candies and lollipops. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:07 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Federal Government Releases Guidelines for Banks with Marijuana Dispensary Clients

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Attorneys for some of the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries are hoping some new federal guidelines finally give their clients a chance to put their money in the bank. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:52 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Marijuana Legalization Attempt Underway as State Keeps Medical Use Limited

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Arizona has again denied expanding the state’s medical marijuana program. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the denial comes as a group gathers signatures to put recreational legalization on Arizona’s 2014 ballot.

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