Medical Marijuana

Judge Won't Delay Marijuana Ruling

Dec 13, 2012
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.

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.

State Prosecutors Take Med Pot Law to Court

Oct 22, 2012

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

Yuma County Police May Have to Return Marijuana

Aug 28, 2012

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.

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. 

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.

Medical Pot Lottery Held Today

Aug 7, 2012
Howard Fischer / Capital Media Services

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.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to be Chosen Tuesday

Aug 6, 2012

State health officials will award the first certificates Tuesday to sell medical marijuana.

County Prosecutors Want Halt to Medical Pot Program

Jul 31, 2012

Prosecutors from 13 of the state's 15 counties are asking Gov. Jan Brewer to halt the medical marijuana program.

Health Dept Swamped with Med Pot Applications

May 29, 2012
Original uncropped image from Laurie Avocado

Nearly 500 organizations have submitted applications to run at least one of the state's new marijuana dispensaries. 

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