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Court affirms immunity for doctors who recommend marijiuana

Court affirms immunity for doctors who recommend marijiuana

State appeals court upholds immunity for doctors recommending medical marijuana.

November 20, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
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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Arizona health director lays out Ebola protocols

Arizona health director lays out Ebola protocols

PHOENIX — State Health Director Will Humble said Tuesday that he’s not going to automatically quarantine health workers returning to Arizona from Ebola-plagued West Africa despite widespread public support for the move.

November 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

State's health director worries about clogged emergency rooms amid anxiety over Ebola.

October 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Medical marijuana rules could get tougher

Medical marijuana rules could get tougher

Proposal would make it harder for disease to qualify for medical pot.

October 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
State abortion rate up slightly

State abortion rate up slightly

New state report shows women in nearly all age groups got abortions at a slightly higher rate than last year.

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Suit seeks to expand pot growing rights

Suit seeks to expand pot growing rights

Lawsuit seeks to expand medical marijuana users' right to grow their pot.

September 02, 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.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Rule that medical marijuana come from dispensary upheld

Rule that medical marijuana come from dispensary upheld

Users can't grow their own if within 25 miles of an outlet.

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Vague statute may allow sales between pot cardholders

Vague statute may allow sales between pot cardholders

Court finds medical marijuana law too vague on illegal sales to enforce.

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Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

Arizona OKs medical marijuana for patients with PTSD

At least one study shows the drug can be helpful, state decides.

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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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Arizona puts data on hospital costs, procedures online

PHOENIX — Pregnant and want to avoid a cesarean section if at all possible? Having treatment done at a hospital and want to know the costs? The state Department of Health Services may be able to help.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

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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Abortion curb should take effect as scheduled April 1, state argues

PHOENIX — An attorney for the state is asking a judge to rebuff a bid by abortion providers to prevent a new restriction  from taking effect as scheduled less than two weeks form now.

March 20, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
State health assessment finds Ajo lacking among rural communities

State health assessment finds Ajo lacking among rural communities

AJO — Jose Castillo was born here in 1939, at the old hospital that sits atop a hill. He’s lived here most of his life and worked at the open-pit copper mine that used to employ much of the town.

March 07, 2014 7:33 pmLoading…

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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3 tons of legal medical marijuana sold in Arizona last year

PHOENIX — Arizona’s more than 43,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed close to 3 tons of the weed last year.

January 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Judge nixes medical marijuana users right to grow their own

PHOENIX — Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge has ruled.

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