Medical Marijuana

State Capitol News
2:36 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

State Pot Consumption Numbers Coming Out of the Shadows

Credit NPR

The state’s more than 43,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed close to three tons of the weed last year. And that’s just what we know about. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:37 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Med Pot Advocates Say Lawmakers Got Report Wrong

Credit Coaster420

The organization that funded the state's 2010 medical marijuana initiative says lawmakers who now want voters to scrap the program are missing the point of a study on teen use.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:27 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Are Kids Getting Pot from Med. Marijuana Cardholders

A new report shows that nearly one out of every eight high schoolers who regularly smokes dope got it from a medical marijuana cardholder.

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State Capitol News
2:34 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

State Court Gives Go-Ahead to Med Pot Dispensary

The state Court of Appeals this afternoon rejected Maricopa County's bid to delay a medical marijuana dispensary.

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State Capitol News
1:29 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Judge Won't Delay Marijuana Ruling

Medical Marijuana sign in Los Angeles
Credit Laurie Avocado

A judge this morning rebuffed efforts by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to further delay the paperwork necessary for opening a marijuana dispensary in Sun City.

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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
9:09 am
Mon October 22, 2012

State Prosecutors Take Med Pot Law to Court

Prosecutors urged a judge on Friday to declare medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities preempted by federal law.

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State Capitol News
12:28 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Yuma County Police May Have to Return Marijuana

If a court commissioner gets her way, Yuma County sheriff's deputies will be delivering about three-fourths of an ounce of marijuana to a California woman.

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State Capitol News
2:43 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Brewer Signs Challenge to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Governor Jan Brewer said today she has signed a waiver which will allow Attorney General Tom Horne to try to close down the marijuana dispensaries that her state health department is in the process of licensing. 

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State Capitol News
3:53 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Named.....and Threatened

State health officials issued the first 97 allocations today to operate medical marijuana dispensaries. But some threatened legal actions could upset the whole process.

The 2010 voter-approved law bars health department officials from disclosing the winners or even where they will open. Health director Will Humble said the first shops could be running by the end of the month. But there are legal hurdles. Flagstaff attorney Lee Phillips said his clients did not get allocations, possibly because others who were ineligible were in the drawing.

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