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Arizona poised to buy homes on West Valley Loop 202 extension route

The red line shows a potential route for the South Mountain Freeway.

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By The Associated Press Plans for a 22-mile extension of the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area’s southern edge are nearing final approval, and the owners of about 200 homes have been told to get ready to find new places to live. “It’s kind of sad because all my kids were born in this [...]

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Taseko: Assessing The Value Of The Curis Resources Acquisition

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Seeking Alpha Oct. 21, 2014 4:55 PM ET  |  About: Taseko Mines Limited (TGB) Disclosure: The author is long TGB. (More…) Summary Taseko has acquired another project facing significant opposition. Taseko is worth approximately $1.30 per share at $3 per pound copper if the Florence mine never gets approval. A producing Florence mine will bring Taseko’s value to around $2.49 [...]

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Apple, supplier GT strike deal to unseal info, shutter Arizona plant

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By Nick Brown and Noel Randewich (Reuters) – Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Inc struck an agreement on Tuesday that will let GT begin the shutdown of key Arizona operations, and shed some more light on why the former stock market darling abruptly filed for bankruptcy this month. A lawyer for GT, Apple’s erstwhile sapphire [...]

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Brewer cans DOA director who exposed wrongdoing, says was ‘personnel’ decision

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By Craig Harris and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Arizona Republic Gov. Jan Brewer has fired Brian McNeil, the straight-shooting military man who led the Arizona Department of Administration and exposed wrongdoing within her administration. The reason for his firing has not been disclosed, and McNeil could not be reached for comment. Andrew Wilder, Brewer’s [...]

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Surprise mayor irked by lack of progress on City Center development

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By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Mayor Sharon Wolcott said the city and its development partners have not been on the same page when it comes to projects that will fill in the planned City Center. Wolcott told a gathering of residents in Sun City Grand Thursday night she remains committed to a mix of [...]

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Nationwide housing starts top 1 million for third time this year

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For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units. “These numbers show starts returning to [...]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of October 17

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By   6 days ago

If you’re in the Arizona real estate world, these are the top 10 stories you need to know about this week. This is a regular list we will bring you every week to keep you up to date on all the big news in Arizona real estate so you will never be the one in [...]

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Iggy Azalea’s ‘boyfriend’ files for divorce…what? Kaine Fisher, chairman of the Family Law Department at Rose Law Group, comments

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By   6 days ago

By Christina Tetreault | AZ Foothills Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea has been making headlines for months now on her recent spike in musical success, feuds with other females in the business, and her post-work “activities.” However, recently TMZ reported many more headlines with a bit of a mix-up. Her “ex-boyfriend,” Hefe Wine, filed for a [...]

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    Arizona poised to buy homes on West Valley Loop 202 extension route

    The red line shows a potential route for the South Mountain Freeway.

    By   3 hours ago

    By The Associated Press Plans for a 22-mile extension of the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area’s southern edge are nearing final approval, and the owners of about 200 homes have been told to get ready to find new places to live. “It’s kind of sad because all my kids were born in this [...]

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    Phoenix doesn’t rank high on new real estate list

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    By Catherine Reagor | The Arizona Republic Metro Phoenix didn’t make a new top 25 list of U.S. real estate markets with the best prospects for growth, development and investment. It ranked No. 26 out of 75. The report, published by consultant PwC and the Urban Land Institute, tracks the opinions of top real estate [...]

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    Lennar pays $13M to Israeli developer for empty downtown parcel

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    By   19 hours ago

    An Israeli real estate investment firm has sold a long-empty downtown Phoenix parcel to homebuilder Lennar Corp. for $12.75 million for a planned a 368-unit apartment complex at the property on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and McDowell Road. The land was owned by Africa-Israel USA, an arm of Tel Aviv-based Africa Israel Investments [...]

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    Garrett-Walker Homes closes on Hearn Manor in Glendale

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    By: Daniel Benson; Belfiore Real Estate Consulting Garrett-Walker Homes has closed on another small scale subdivision northeast of the north east corner of Thunderbird Road and 47th Avenue in Glendale.  According to public record (click here to view the affidavit), Hearn Manor LLC (Garret-Walker Entity) closed on the seven lot, partially improved, Hearn Hideaway subdivision [...]

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    Beer and zoning collide in Scottsdale

    Rendering of the Fate Brewing Co. that could open in the McDowell Road corridor. / Photo- aline architecture concepts

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    By Edward Gately | The Arizona Republic Microbreweries are easily spotted across metro Phoenix by their towering grain bins, usually brandishing the establishment’s logo. However, Scottsdale’s zoning ordinance prohibits these grain bins unless they are concealed by some sort of screening. And that requirement could prevent Scottsdale master brewer Steve McFate from opening a microbrewery [...]

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    Arizona among top states for Chinese real estate investment

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    By Esther Fung | The Wall Street Journal In many American cities, the landlords are increasingly Chinese. Big institutional Chinese investors who want global real-estate portfolios typically look for trophy projects in cities like New York, Los Angeles and London. Just this month, Hilton Worldwide agreed to sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria hotel in New [...]

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    HomeSmart founder buys Scottsdale building for $7M for move

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    HomeSmart International founder Matt Widdows and Utah businessman Mark Bullock have bought a Scottsdale commerical builidng for $7 million, and the company is slated to move its corporate offices from 32nd Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix to the Scottsdale builidng north of Loop 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. Entities called Reems and Greenway [...]

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    7, count ‘em, 7 new housing subdivisions coming to Gilbert area

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    By Srianthi Perera | The Arizona Republic Homebuilding in Gilbert and Queen Creek is robust, although not at the pre-recession boom level, town officials say. Up to August this year, Gilbert issued 1,024 housing permits to build single-family homes, second only to Phoenix, which issued 1,190 during the same period. Even though the permit number [...]

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      How Medicare ‘self-referral’ thrives on loophole

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      By John Carreyrou and Janet Adamy | The New York Times In a letter to a friend, the manager of a Florida urology practice worried in 2010 that her company would attract federal scrutiny for its frequent use of an expensive bladder-cancer test. The manager’s concern involved a program at 21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc.—a [...]

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      Advocates: Medical marijuana businesses would benefit from recreational legalization [VIDEO]

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      By Analise Ortiz | Cronkite News Arizona Organix has enjoyed success since opening as the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary, and officials there realize they would face new competition if the state legalize recreational use of marijuana. But they still would like to see the state move in that direction, saying the two types of [...]

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      Controversy towers over Paradise Valley

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      By Terrance Thornton | Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA Plans to construct a radio communications tower in Paradise Valley in order to improve radio signals for public safety personnel are moving forward despite strong objections from a few residents living near the proposed site. Paradise Valley Town Council last July approved the location of the new [...]

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      [OPINION] Silencing the impact fee

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      By Richard Hubbard, president & CEO Valley Partnership | AZRE (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) In 2011, the legislature modified the development “impact” fee laws. First, a little “Impact Fees 101.” Arizona has the policy “new growth pays for itself.” When a developer wants to build a project, the city [...]

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      Arizona poised to buy homes on West Valley Loop 202 extension route

      The red line shows a potential route for the South Mountain Freeway.

      By   3 hours ago

      By The Associated Press Plans for a 22-mile extension of the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area’s southern edge are nearing final approval, and the owners of about 200 homes have been told to get ready to find new places to live. “It’s kind of sad because all my kids were born in this [...]

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      APS spends big for Brnovich as company battles pollution rules

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      By   19 hours ago

      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times The parent company of the state’s largest electric utility is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars through a third party to ensure that Republican Mark Brnovich becomes the next state attorney general. Records obtained by Capitol Media Services show that Pinnacle West Capital Corp. has given [...]

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      Michigan joins Arizona, others to thwart direct Tesla car sales

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      Reuters Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state, home to the biggest U.S. automakers. Snyder said in a letter to members of the state House of Representatives on Tuesday that the measure merely “clarifies” existing law [...]

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      Beer and zoning collide in Scottsdale

      Rendering of the Fate Brewing Co. that could open in the McDowell Road corridor. / Photo- aline architecture concepts

      By   1 day ago

      By Edward Gately | The Arizona Republic Microbreweries are easily spotted across metro Phoenix by their towering grain bins, usually brandishing the establishment’s logo. However, Scottsdale’s zoning ordinance prohibits these grain bins unless they are concealed by some sort of screening. And that requirement could prevent Scottsdale master brewer Steve McFate from opening a microbrewery [...]

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        Iggy Azalea’s ‘boyfriend’ files for divorce…what? Kaine Fisher, chairman of the Family Law Department at Rose Law Group, comments

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        By   6 days ago

        By Christina Tetreault | AZ Foothills Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea has been making headlines for months now on her recent spike in musical success, feuds with other females in the business, and her post-work “activities.” However, recently TMZ reported many more headlines with a bit of a mix-up. Her “ex-boyfriend,” Hefe Wine, filed for a [...]

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        [BREAKING] Arizona gay couples, you may now marry

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Mary Jo Pitzl The Arizona Arizona same-sex couples can begin marrying immediately, after Attorney General Tom Horne announced this morning he will not appeal the court ruling striking down Arizona’s marriage restriction. Horne said legal ethics dictated he drop any appeal of the 9th Circuit court’s ruling. Horne has issued [...]

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        Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke – Rose Law Group Family Law attorney Kelly Mendoza warns against rumored divorce party

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        By   7 days ago

        Huffington Post LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke and is asking for joint custody of their son. The “Precious” and “2 Guns” actress filed for divorce from the “Blurred Lines” and “Give It 2 U” singer Friday in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The 38-year-old actress and 37-year-old [...]

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        Baby step left for gay marriage

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Arizona Republic The push toward allowing same-sex couples to marry in Arizona may be delayed, at least a few days. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Wednesday morning issued a temporary halt to Tuesday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit [...]

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        5 states may proceed with gay marriage; court paves way for 30 states

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        By   2 weeks ago

        The Associated Press The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with [...]

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        Suit seeks to expand gay partner health benefits

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Having won benefits for current state and university employees who are gay, attorneys are back in court asking the same for everyone hired in the future. If they win, they are expected to go after cities, counties, school districts and all government employers in Arizona to [...]

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        A potential game changer for estate taxes on art; Laura Bianchi, chairman of Rose Law Group Estate Planning/Asset Protection Dept. comments

        "The Scream," by Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million.

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        By Paul Sullivan | The New York Times In life, James A. Elkins Jr., a prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist, amassed a portfolio of art that was the envy of museums and collectors. He owned works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning and other modern greats. In death, that [...]

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        RLG Chairman of Family Law Kaine Fisher talks Bruce and Kris Jenner divorce with Arizona Foothills Magazine

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        Kris and Bruce Jenner: Officially Filed for Divorce Christina Tetreault Kris and Bruce Jenner are making headlines once again. What a surprise. The two, after being separated almost a year, are getting divorced. “Momager” Kris officially filed earlier this week. TMZ reported that the decision was “totally amicable” and that no lawyers will be involved [...]

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          Mega-water utilities join to fund Colorado River conservation projects

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          By Jim Trotter | Rocky Mountain PBS Denver Water will join with Central Arizona Project, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Southern Nevada Water Authority and Reclamation to put forward some $11 million to fund new Colorado River water conservation projects. The proposals being solicited are intended to demonstrate the viability of cooperative, [...]

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          APS spends big for Brnovich as company battles pollution rules

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          By   19 hours ago

          By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times The parent company of the state’s largest electric utility is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars through a third party to ensure that Republican Mark Brnovich becomes the next state attorney general. Records obtained by Capitol Media Services show that Pinnacle West Capital Corp. has given [...]

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          Taseko: Assessing The Value Of The Curis Resources Acquisition

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          By   2 days ago

          Seeking Alpha Oct. 21, 2014 4:55 PM ET  |  About: Taseko Mines Limited (TGB) Disclosure: The author is long TGB. (More…) Summary Taseko has acquired another project facing significant opposition. Taseko is worth approximately $1.30 per share at $3 per pound copper if the Florence mine never gets approval. A producing Florence mine will bring Taseko’s value to around $2.49 [...]

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          “If James Brown was the godfather of soul, then Deval Patrick is the godfather of solar in Massachusetts.” Ken Johnson, Solar Energies Industries Association spokesman about the outgoing Mass. Governor

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          SRP: Impossible to meet EPA coal edict on time

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic Salt River Project officials say it will be impossible to meet the EPA’s proposed carbon rules for power plants in the time frame the regulators suggest, and that the plan will require significant new infrastructure. The Environmental Protection Agency last summer issued the first proposed rules for regulating [...]

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          [OPINION] Net metering levels the energy playing field

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          Sonoran Alliance blog By Barry Goldwater Jr. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I don’t recall Joe Galli, the former executive director of the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, ever taking up the cause of economically disadvantaged people in south Phoenix. Nor do I understand why he doesn’t identify his new [...]

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            Advocates: Medical marijuana businesses would benefit from recreational legalization [VIDEO]

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            By Analise Ortiz | Cronkite News Arizona Organix has enjoyed success since opening as the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary, and officials there realize they would face new competition if the state legalize recreational use of marijuana. But they still would like to see the state move in that direction, saying the two types of [...]

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            County clears path for Sun City medical marijuana outlet

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            By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun The Maricopa County Planning and Development Department has approved a company’s plan of development for a medical-marijuana dispensary in Sun City, one of the final hurdles before the facility can open. The department’s Oct. 17 action allows White Mountain Health Center, Inc., to begin renovating a vacant suite in [...]

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            Medical marijuana could lead to DUI for unimpaired driver; could be state Supreme Court case, says Rose Law Group partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times A medical marijuana card is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for motorists found with active components of the drug in their system, no matter how little, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The judges rejected arguments by the attorney for Travis Darrah that the positive drug [...]

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            [EXCLUSIVE] ASU could field the UA punt on medical marijuana and take it north for a touchdown

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor | Rose Law Group Reporter There’s a good chance Arizona State University will accept a spurned proposal to study medical marijuana as a possible benefit to war-torn veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), observers say. Such a research project was proposed by then-University of Arizona physician Dr. Sue [...]

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            Health head wants tougher medical marijuana regs

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/ Arizona Daily Star Arizona’s chief health officer wants to make it more difficult to add new conditions to the list for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana. The change would require “clear and convincing evidence,” published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, that there is some benefit from the use [...]

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            Canadian addiction center calls for legalization of marijuana

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            By   2 weeks ago

            CBC News Marijuana should be legalized with strict controls to curb its use and social harms, the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says. Canada’s current system of cannabis control fails to prevent or reduce harms associated with its use, Dr. Jurgen Rehm, director of social and epidemiological research at CAMH, said Thursday as [...]

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            Lawmaker says recreational marijuana issue belongs in the Legislature

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            By   2 weeks ago

            Legalizing marijuana for recreational use should not be a ballot issue, Rep. Ethan Orr tells the Yellow Sheet Report. It’s expected a proposition to legalize the drug will be on the 2016 ballot as apparently enough signatures have been filed to do so. Orr said the problem with passage of a voter-approved measure is it [...]

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