Medical Marijuana

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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State Capitol News
1:20 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Medical Pot Lottery Held Today

State health department auditors Connie Phillips and Kurt Schulte time the ping pong balls in the Atom Action Bubble Top Bingo Blower used Tuesday to select who gets to operate marijuana dispensaries around the state.
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.

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State Capitol News
5:31 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to be Chosen Tuesday

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

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State Capitol News
12:04 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

County Prosecutors Want Halt to Medical Pot Program

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

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State Capitol News
9:56 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Health Dept Swamped with Med Pot Applications

Medical marijuana neon sign at a dispensary on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley—Los Angeles, California.
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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State Capitol News
8:53 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Move to Expand Uses of Medical Marijuana

Arizonans who say they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are hoping to get the right to use marijuana for medical purposes.

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