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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.

July 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

July 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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…
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.

June 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

February 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

November 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Small core of doctors write vast majority of medical marijuana recommendations

PHOENIX — Just 25 doctors are responsible for allowing more than 25,000 Arizonans to legally obtain marijuana, according to a report released Friday.

November 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Suit filed over marijuana extract usage

Suit filed over marijuana extract usage

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

October 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Judge set to decide home grown medical pot issue

PHOENIX — Medical marijuana patients could learn later this month if they have a constitutional right to grow their own weed.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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…

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…

Pot dispensaries get deadline delay

PHOENIX - Arizona's first wave of medical marijuana dispensaries is going to get more time to open its doors.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona testing for new strain of avian flu

In response to a new strain of influenza reported in China, the Arizona State Laboratory has obtained H7N9 influenza test kits from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 03, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Blog: State contemplates action on vaccine exemptions

State health director Will Humble is asking his staff to study new data on declining vaccination rates and to provide him with "intervention recommendations." "More AZ parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids- and using “personal exemptions” when they enroll their kids in school," H…

January 29, 2013 6:45 amLoading…

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