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…

Dispensaries Shake Up Chances For Marijuana Legalization In Arizona In 2016

The chances of a successful marijuana-legalization initiative in Arizona for 2016 appear to have diminished due to fighting among two competing political groups.

ARIZONA:  The chances of a successful marijuana-legalization initiative in Arizona for 2016 appear to have diminished due to fighting among two competing political groups. As we reported on March 27, the Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona was surprised by the sudden launch of a competing 2016 campaign by their chairperson, Dr. Gina Berman. A leaked Read the full article…

Arizona Supreme Court Allows Medical Marijuana On Probation

The Arizona Supreme Court has issued rules banning courts and prosecutors from denying marijuana use as a term of probation if the convicted felons have valid medical marijuana cards.

ARIZONA:  The Supreme Court ruled that both had the right to use marijuana for their medical conditions and that prosecutors and courts could not block that right as a term of probation. “The Supreme Court is recognizing what the people decided when they passed the initiative: You can use your medicine,” said David Euchner, an Read the full article…

Navajo Lawmaker Firm On Stance Against Legalizing Marijuana

A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.

ARIZONA:  A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.Navajo Nation Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie says legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use contradicts Navajo values and tradition.His bill introduced this week comes in response to an announcement last year by the U.S. Read the full article…

Comp Insurers Could Avoid Medical Marijuana Claims Under Arizona Bill

An Arizona bill would allow workers compensation insurers to deny payment for medical marijuana.

ARIZONA:  An Arizona bill would allow workers compensation insurers and employers self-insured for workers comp to deny payment for medical marijuana. H.B. 2346 was introduced Jan. 28 in the Arizona House by a group of 12 Republican sponsors, according to the Arizona State Legislature website. The legislation, as proposed, would update Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act, Read the full article…

Sun City Marijuana Dispensary Now Open

Retirees carrying medical marijuana cards in Sun City will no longer have far to travel to get their latest stash.

ARIZONA:  Retirees carrying medical marijuana cards in Sun City won’t have far to travel to get their latest stash, reports The Daily News-Sun. After receiving approval from the Arizona Department of Health Services, medical pot dispensary White Mountain Health Center Inc. is open at 9420 W. Bell Road in the West Valley retirement community. The dispensary received Read the full article…

Annual Report Shows Increase In Medical Marijuana Use In State Dec

The state's medical-pot regulations are due for renewal in 2015 meaning that all the medical pot rules are open to change.

ARIZONA:  The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) has been in effect for four years, and the annual report by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) shows that more and more people are taking part in the program. The first annual report presented in 2012 revealed that there were 35,641 active cardholders in the state. Read the full article…

Novus Reaches Milestone In Providing Affordable Medicinal Marijuana Treatment To Arizona Patients Statewide

An Arizona bill would allow workers compensation insurers to deny payment for medical marijuana.

ARIZONA:  Novus Acquisition & Development Corp (OTC PINK: NDEV), wholly owned subsidiary Novus Medical Group, Inc., a service provider of the health and wellness savings plan, “Novus MedPlan,” is proud to announce that we have completed our strategic network provider outreach in Arizona. With the awareness that PR Revolution (http://www.prrevolution.com), a public relations and marketing Read the full article…

Medical-Marijuana Patients Still At Risk For DUI Conviction, Appeals Court Confirms

The Court of Appeals judges wrote in Tuesday's opinion that the "carve-out exception" does not "completely ban" the state from prosecuting people under the zero-tolerance law.

ARIZONA:  Medical-marijuana patients are still at risk for a DUI conviction simply for having trace amounts of THC in their bloodstreams, the state Court of Appeals confirmed on Tuesday. In a 3-0 ruling with disclaimers by one judge, the court upheld the conviction of a Mesa man despite an apparent exception for such prosecutions in Read the full article…