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State health director considers 'secret shoppers' for dispensaries selling pot edibles

State health director considers 'secret shoppers' for dispensaries selling pot edibles

PHOENIX — The state’s top health official is weighing new regulations to ensure that users of medical marijuana snacks and drinks know when to stop.

June 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz: Mom seeks relief, scores some weed

My friend’s 81-year old Jewish mother, Betty White with sugar on top, was looking to score some weed. And I was along for the ride.

May 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Autopsy: UA student drunk when he fell to his death

Autopsy: UA student drunk when he fell to his death

A University of Arizona student who fell to his death last month climbing a rooftop tower was drunk at the time of the accident, the autopsy report states.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pinal sheriff: Man had sophisticated pot growing business

Pinal sheriff: Man had sophisticated pot growing business

A man was arrested and is facing drug charges after Pinal County sheriff's deputies discovered a marijuana growing operation at his residence north of Tucson.

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Lawmaker who blocked hearing on Ariz. medical-pot research funding faces recall effort

PHOENIX — Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it.

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Funding option for University of Arizona pot study suddenly gone

PHOENIX — A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to singlehandedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.

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Orr wants pot fees to fund pot prevention

PHOENIX — State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to persuade everyone else not to use the drug.

February 20, 2014 11:00 amLoading…

Judge to rule on Ariz. parents' use of marijuana extracts for ill son

PHOENIX — The parents of a brain-damaged Mesa boy have a right to ask court permission to be able to buy and administer marijuana extracts for their child, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled late Friday.

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Jury clears driver of most charges in deadly Vail wreck

The defense attorney implored jurors to listen for a voice from the afterlife in their deliberations.

January 14, 2014 5:00 pm
Border officers in Nogales seize record-setting load of pot

Border officers in Nogales seize record-setting load of pot

A tractor-trailer rig carrying a load of squash from Hermosillo, Sonora, was also carrying the largest load of marijuana seized on Arizona’s border with Mexico, officials said Tuesday.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Parents sue state for access to marijuana extracts for son

PHOENIX — Saying their 5-year-old child's life may depend on it, a Phoenix couple has sued to demand legal access to extracts of marijuana for him.

October 29, 2013 11:57 amLoading…
Nogales border officers find pot load in tortilla shipment

Nogales border officers find pot load in tortilla shipment

A 37-year-old Tucson man was arrested Wednesday after officers found nearly 384 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of corn tortillas.

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Arizona law restricting homegrown medical marijuana is challenged

Arizona law restricting homegrown medical marijuana is challenged

PHOENIX — A constitutional right to control your own health care is not a right to grow your own medical marijuana, according to an attorney for the state’s top health official.

September 17, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…
Douglas man arrested for attempt to smuggle marijuana

Douglas man arrested for attempt to smuggle marijuana

A Douglas man was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle more than 220 pounds of marijuana, federal authorities said.

September 13, 2013 5:45 pm

Warning issued for marijuana food products

PHOENIX — The state’s top health official warned Friday that medical marijuana soda pop or hard candy may still land you — and the dispensary owner who sold it to you — in jail, even if you have a medical marijuana card.

September 02, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
Three arrested in Douglas for attempted pot smuggling

Three arrested in Douglas for attempted pot smuggling

Three people were arresed in two separate incidents Wednesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

August 16, 2013 5:59 pm
814 pounds of pot seized since Sunday at Douglas port of entry

814 pounds of pot seized since Sunday at Douglas port of entry

Federal agents working the Douglas port of entry seized more than 814pounds of marijuana since Sunday.

July 19, 2013 4:48 pm

Border officers in Douglas arrest 4 on drug charges

Arizona border officers arrested four people over the weekend on suspicion of smuggling drugs in unrelated incidents at the Douglas border crossing, officials say.

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