Arizona OKs Medical Marijuana For Patients With PTSD

But Humble said he is approving the drug for use only to help patients deal with the symptoms of PTSD. He said there is no evidence that marijuana can be useful to actually treat or cure the condition.

ARIZONA: Thousands of Arizona veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will soon be able to obtain marijuana legally. State health director Will Humble decided Wednesday there is at least one study showing the drug can be helpful in treating the symptoms of PTSD. He said that, combined with some anecdotal evidence, provides what he needs under Read the full article…

Marijuana Study Backed By Feds Delayed After Researcher’s Firing

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ARIZONA: As legal marijuana expands in the USA, with recreational sales starting Tuesday in Washington state, a first-of-its-kind pot study approved by the federal government is hitting a snag. A researcher who received federal approval to study medical marijuana’s effects on veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome was terminated from her university position, further delaying the long-awaited Read the full article…

Arizona Health Officials Have Last Word On Medical Pot For PTSD

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ARIZONA:  The Arizona Department of Health Services has until July to accept, modify or reject a ruling saying post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers are eligible for medical marijuana use. Last December, state health department Director Will Humble denied adding PTSD to the list of qualified diagnoses for cannabis use. Medical marijuana advocate group Arizona Cannabis Nurse Read the full article…

Arizona Court Rules On DUI Law For Marijuana Users

The ruling overturned a state Court of Appeals decision last year that upheld the right of authorities to prosecute pot smokers for DUI even when there is no evidence of impairment.

ARIZONA:  Authorities can’t prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states have grappled with across the nation. The ruling overturned a state Court of Appeals decision last year that upheld the Read the full article…

Arizona Medical Marijuana Supporters To Rally For Veterans With PTSD On April 2

ARIZONA:  On March 10th, the bill H.B. 2333, sponsored by State Representative Ethan Orr of Tucson, passed the Arizona House 52-5, with strong bi-partisan support.  Under Arizona’s medical marijuana law, the money in the medical marijuana fund is reserved for furthering the provisions of the law and should include research and education.  None of it has been spent. H.B. 2333 would give the Arizona Department of Health Read the full article…

Arizona State Senator Putting End To Marijuana Study Bill

Sen. Kimberly Yee will not give a hearing to HB 2333.

ARIZONA:  A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to single-handedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to finally have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana. Sen. Kimberly Yee acknowledged Thursday she will not give a hearing to HB 2333. That House-passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Ethan Orr, Read the full article…

Could Arizona Legalize Marijuana? Two Groups Want Issue On Ballot

In a Pew Research Center poll released last week, Millennials were noted as overwhelmingly supportive of marijuana legalization at a stunning 69% rate, more than double their support as recently as 2005. And older generations have changed their minds as well; 53% of Gen X and 52% of Boomers now back changing federal laws.

ARIZONA: When Scott Cecil wound up facing a felony charge for possessing marijuana for his own use, he started to think the so-called war on drugs was targeting the wrong people. “It really made me realize there are hundreds of thousands of people per year that are arrested for marijuana and other drugs,” he said. “They Read the full article…

Arizona Poll Shows Growing Support For Legalized Pot

A new statewide poll shows 51 percent of those asked said the drug, now authorized for those with a medical need, should be made available to all, compared with 41 percent opposed.

ARIZONA:  Arizona voters may be ready to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington residents and make marijuana use by anyone legal. A new statewide poll shows 51 percent of those asked said the drug, now authorized for those with a medical need, should be made available to all, compared with 41 percent opposed. Jim Read the full article…