Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

MedMen comes to downtown Las Vegas

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada. Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can’t legally buy Read the full article…

Fledgling Marijuana Industry Pressing Through Labor Pains

Though demand for jobs in the field is high, workers skilled in marijuana are becoming harder to find as the industry expands.

ARIZONA:  The developing national marijuana industry is still sifting through labor disputes long since settled in other lines of work. Employees have found that no line of work is quite like marijuana – and not always in a good way. Most bosses must pay their workers in cash, hampered by federal laws that prevent many Read the full article…

Arizona Girl First To Use Cannabis Oil At Summer Camp…Legally

Camp Candlelight, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is standing out as one of its campers became the first child to openly use cannabis oil during her stay.

ARIZONA:  Camp Candlelight in Prescott, Arizona, is no ordinary summer camp, not because of its activities but because of a condition all its attendees share: epilepsy. But now the special summer retreat, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is going to stand out even more, as one of its campers became the first child Read the full article…

Despite Challenges, Medical Marijuana A Thriving Business

In Arizona, it is still a cash-only business, which presents its own set of challenges.

ARIZONA:  There was a time when the selling of marijuana would only be found in the crime section of the paper, not the business section, but no more. Legal marijuana, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, is now big business. It is a strange business in that it is still technically illegal at the federal Read the full article…

State Health Agency Has No Evidence That Marijuana Killed Anyone

After five years of legal medical-marijuana in Arizona, health department officials say this week they have no evidence that marijuana has been the cause of any death in the state.

ARIZONA:  After five years of legal medical-marijuana in Arizona, health department officials say this week they have no evidence that marijuana has been the cause of any death in the state. Nor can the same officials present to the public any supporting evidence behind a 2013 study that claims the deaths of 62 kids were Read the full article…

Patients Can’t Sell Medical Pot, Appeals Court Rules

Edibles in California will reach $11B by end of 2017

ARIZONA:  In an opinion that impacts several criminal cases around the state, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that authorized medical-marijuana patients cannot sell cannabis to other patients. The 3-0 ruling by the state’s Division Two appeals court overturns a decision made last July by Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Fields, who ruled that such sales Read the full article…

Council Allows Longer Hours For Marijuana Dispensary

Fountain Hills Town Council has granted the local medical marijuana dispensary an additional eight hours of operation each week.

ARIZONA:  After about 90 minutes of presentation and discussion the Town Council granted the local medical marijuana dispensary an additional eight hours of operation each week. The council split its vote, 4-3, with Vice Mayor Dennis Brown, and Council Members Nick DePorter, Cassie Hansen and Alan Magazine supporting the change. Mayor Linda Kavanagh and Council Read the full article…

Forfeiture Funds Used To Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Yavapai County Attorney wants to use more public funds to fight a planned cannabis legalization measure in Arizona.

ARIZONA:  A law-enforcement task force in Yavapai County cut a $50,000 check from RICO funds to a substance-abuse group dedicated to fighting marijuana legalization in Arizona, New Times has learned. The deal between the Yavapai County-based Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) task force and MATFORCE was made soon after the Marijuana Policy Project announced it would launch Read the full article…

Arizona’s Marijuana Ballot Initiative: A Gateway Plan?

Debates among lawmakers suggest some may be looking to legalize all drugs, not just marijuana.

ARIZONA:  First marijuana, then meth? … At a lively debate last week on the proposed legalization of marijuana, an attorney who supports the 2016 ballot initiative told the audience the measure is the “first step” toward full legalization of drugs in Arizona. Local criminal defense attorney Marc Victor, arguing in favor of legalization, debated Seth Leibsohn, chairman of Arizonans for Read the full article…

Voter Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In Arizona Filed

A group hoping to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

ARIZONA:  A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to get it on the ballot. The Marijuana Policy Project and several other activist groups that filed the initiative need to gather more Read the full article…