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Pot mills cropping up, health head fears

Pot mills cropping up, health head fears

Two-thirds of all recommendations in the past fiscal year came from 24 doctors. 

November 13, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Prosecutors use report to lobby against legalizing pot

Prosecutors use report to lobby against legalizing pot

Shows increase in teens who got marijuana from medical card holders.

October 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Groups wants limits on how often PTSD patients can use the drug removed.

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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.

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Judge: Arizona should allow medical pot for PTSD sufferers

Judge: Arizona should allow medical pot for PTSD sufferers

PHOENIX — State health director Will Humble acted illegally in denying access to medical marijuana to people — many of them former soldiers — suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, an administrative law judge has ruled.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Judge rules counties can't change zoning laws to prohibit pot dispensaries

PHOENIX — Counties cannot do an end-run around the Medical Marijuana Act by changing their zoning laws to make it impossible to open a dispensary, a judge ruled Monday.

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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.

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Marana bans marijuana farms

In a unanimous vote Tuesday the Marana Town Council approved a ban on farming medical-grade marijuana.

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Marana to consider ban on marijuana farms

The town of Marana embraces its agricultural heritage, but town leaders aren’t sure they want to extend that welcome to farms that grow medical-grade marijuana.

September 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Ariz. court rejects request to delay medical pot dispensary

PHOENIX — The state Court of Appeals this afternoon rebuffed a request by Maricopa County to delay a medical marijuana dispensary.

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Sierra Vista cops bust medical pot ‘cultivator’ for too many plants

Sierra Vista cops bust medical pot ‘cultivator’ for too many plants

A medical marijuana card holder in Sierra Vista was arrested last week after officers found more plants on her property than she was legally allowed to have.

December 11, 2012 11:38 am Related
A history of marijuana in the United States

A history of marijuana in the United States

SEATTLE — The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana.

December 06, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

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