Judge: Medical-Marijuana Patients Can Sell Pot To Other Patients Because Law Is Vague

Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled that Arizona medical marijuana law is so vague, patients can sell to other patients.

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana law is so vague, the state can’t prosecute patients who sell pot to other patients, a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled. The offbeat, July 2 ruling and dismissal of a criminal case by Judge Richard Fields has the potential to open up all sorts of entrepreneurial opportunities for Arizonans to Read the full article…

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…

Pot Researcher Abruptly Fired By University Of Arizona

“I pulled all my evaluations and this is not about my job performance.”

ARIZONA:  The University of Arizona has abruptly fired a prominent marijuana researcher who only months ago received rare approval from federal drug officials to study the effects of pot on patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. The firing of Suzanne A. Sisley, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, puts her research in jeopardy and 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…

Democrat Ruben Gallego Introduces Arizona Marijuana-Legalization Bill

the bill proposes allowing anyone over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of pot, as well as a few marijuana plants.

ARIZONA: As promised, Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego has submitted a bill that would legalize marijuana possession in Arizona. Twelve other Democrats signed on to sponsor or co-sponsor the bill, House Bill 2558. Gallego, an Iraq War veteran, has said the bill would “regulate and tax marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.” His proposal doesn’t include anything Read the full article…