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…

Arizona Lawmaker Plans Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Republican lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016.

ARIZONA:  An Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016. Republican Rep. Ethan Orr of Tucson aims to convince fellow conservatives that a voter-approved measure is nearly impossible to change once it is approved and not the way to set Read the full article…

Arizona Marijuana-Legalization Campaign For 2016 Ballot Measure Becomes Official

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ARIZONA:  Proponents of a 2016 citizens’ initiative in Arizona that aims to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older filed paperwork with the state on Thursday, the first step in their campaign. The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona initiative still has a long way to go before becoming a law. But if it’s successful, it Read the full article…

Where There’s Smoke: Medical Marijuana Brings Entrepreneurial Boom To Phoenix

As medical marijuana shops have opened, the industry has experienced a boom, hiring everyone from growers to retail workers.

ARIZONA:  Dustin Johnson isn’t your average drug dealer. Despite a rigorous religious upbringing and an early career in real estate, he found his true calling as president of Monarch Wellness Center, Scottsdale’s only medical marijuana dispensary. Johnson grew up in Scottsdale, attended Scottsdale Christian Academy and received a degree from the Church of Christ-affiliated Pepperdine University Read the full article…

El Mirage Resident Sues Over Right To Grow Medical Marijuana

Arizona state officials are facing a lawsuit from a medical marijuana patient who is arguing the case to grow his own despite his living closer that 25 miles from a mmj dispensary.

ARIZONA:  State health officials are facing a new legal challenge over a provision in the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act that bars those who live within 25 miles of a dispensary from growing their own plants. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends giving some the right to grow but not to others is Read the full article…