Medical Marijuana

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‚ÄĒLos 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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State Capitol News
8:56 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Bill Would Deny Medical Marijuana to College Students on Campus

The 2010 voter-approved medical marijuana law allows those with a doctor's recommendation to obtain up to 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana every two weeks. While the measure bars use of the drug on public school campuses, there is no such ban at colleges and universities.

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State Capitol News
9:18 am
Wed January 25, 2012

AZ Health Department Not Appealing Medical Marijuana Ruling

State Health Director Will Humble
Howard Fischer Capital News Service

The state's first medical marijuana dispensary could be up, operating and selling the drug legally by July. 

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State Capitol News
9:40 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Brewer Drops Pot Suit

Governor Jan Brewer agreed today to drop her legal fight over medical marijuana dispensaries. 

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State Capitol News
5:13 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Gov Brewer Decides to Sue to Overturn Medical Marijuana Law

Governor Jan Brewer decided today she will ask a federal judge to overturn the will of voters in creating a state medical marijuana law. 

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