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Jail head placed on administrative leave

Jayme Valenzuela

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The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has put its jail commander, Jayme Valenzuela, on administrative leave pending a state investigation, several media sources report. Superior, where Valenzuela serves as mayor, asked the Arizona attorney general to investigate Valenzuela on suspicion of misusing the town credit card, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release […]

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Tractor Supply sparks more industry interest in Casa Grande

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By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch About 400 acres on the western edge of Casa Grande is being proposed for rezoning with the purpose of attracting industrial buyers. Land broker Kirk McCarville said rezoning the parcels is necessary in order to stay “ahead of the game” in a competitive business market. Out-of-state manufacturers often […]

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5 real estate ads you’ll see during the Super Bowl

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By Amy Swinderman | inman When an expected 200 million viewers tune in this Sunday to the Super Bowl 50 face off between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, they will also await this year’s most anticipated commercial advertisements. And sandwiched between the familiar car, beer and cellphone brands that usually purchase the pricey spots […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of February 5

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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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Village Planning Committee passes statement of ‘strong disapproval’ against Pecos alignment

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By James Gingerich | Ahwatukee Foothills News The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee (AFVPC) has released an official declaration of disapproval regarding the Pecos Road alignment which, as it stands, has construction of the Loop 202 highway slated to begin this summer. The committee voted Jan. 25 to denounce the planned route for the roadway, […]

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Sportscasters, presidential candidates all inmates in Super Bowl Prison

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From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Super Bowl Prison is a small, corporately owned facility along the banks of Hype Lake in San Francisco. It’s where sportscasters must serve a week if they want to continue to conduct interviews with former and current football stars. For the week […]

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Phoenix City Council votes to end prayers at meetings

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By Dustin Gardiner | The Arizona Republic A sharply divided Phoenix City Council voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop having an opening prayer at council meetings and instead observe a “moment of silent prayer,” a move that blocks a group of Satanists from giving the invocation at its next formal meeting. But the decision sparked protests […]

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Barneys New York at Scottsdale Fashion Square to close in May

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Posted by   7 days ago

by Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal Upscale fashion retailer Barneys New York at Scottsdale Fashion Square will be closing in May. The Phoenix Business Journal editorial staff was first tipped off about the closing from an anonymous source. Emily Kress, marketing director for Fashion Square, and Ashley Calandra, senior director of public relations for […]

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    Committee adopts bill to permit municipal opt-out from county authority on water supply

    Barry Aaronscrepresented the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association at the hearing.

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    By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL)— A Senate committee Monday adopted a bill which would remove the requirement cities and towns comply with county ordinances requiring a proposed subdivision located outside of an Active Water Management area (AMA} to demonstrate an adequate water supply (100-years) before the final plat can be approved. The […]

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    Pollack: Some mixed signals in the economy

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    Posted by   16 hours ago

    ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8th, 2016   The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the past week   Last week’s economic data was, at best, mixed.  Employment data were up, but, less than expected.  It also made the FED’s job a little tougher because, […]

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    $5M+ Deals – Iconic valley company picks up Scottsdale resort; Phoenix commercial

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    Below are the deals that closed Friday, February 5, 2016 in Maricopa County over $5M according to the Maricopa County Recorder. Rose Law Group Reporter has not independently verified these transactions. Price: $62.5M Buyer: 4925 North Scottsdale Road, LLC Seller: KHP Scottsdale Hotel, LLC Property Type: Commercial, Firesky Resort Property Size: 8.2 acres, 145,147 SF […]

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    3 ways blockchain will change the real estate market

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    Don Oparah | TechCrunch Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of high-value goods — but to date, very little attention has been given to the potential effects on the […]

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    Housing winners = Super Bowl champs

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    REALTORMag Realtor.com® predicts a Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this weekend. That could prove to be good news for the national housing market as well, the real estate site says. “Although there is no economically driven correlation between the outcome of the Super Bowl and the housing market, we […]

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    Look in the mirror for what’s next in real estate

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    By Billy Ekofoby | inman I spent the last two weeks of January traveling to two conferences, both with their own sets of merits. One advocated for a systematic approach to selling real estate — consistent scripted calls and presentations and laser focus on growth and scale. The other, Inman Connect, looked into the near […]

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    2016 mortgage rates 4.5%-4.8% predicted

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    By Peter Miller | inman Here we go again. Another year lies ahead and with it the widespread view that mortgage rates will surely climb. After all, the Federal Reserve has started to increase the rate banks pay to borrow funds overnight, and the economy appears stronger. So it seems logical that mortgage rates will […]

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    The new, more responsible home equity line of credit

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    By Anya Martin | The Wall Street Journal Because of their size, shorter term and flexibility, so-called Helocs are increasingly popular for financing home renovations and college tuition. As housing prices continue to creep upward, high-end homeowners looking for something bigger and better may find it cheaper to renovate than to relocate. For them, a […]

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      Jail head placed on administrative leave

      Jayme Valenzuela

      Posted by   14 hours ago

      The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has put its jail commander, Jayme Valenzuela, on administrative leave pending a state investigation, several media sources report. Superior, where Valenzuela serves as mayor, asked the Arizona attorney general to investigate Valenzuela on suspicion of misusing the town credit card, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release […]

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      Committee adopts bill to permit municipal opt-out from county authority on water supply

      Barry Aaronscrepresented the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association at the hearing.

      Posted by   14 hours ago

      By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL)— A Senate committee Monday adopted a bill which would remove the requirement cities and towns comply with county ordinances requiring a proposed subdivision located outside of an Active Water Management area (AMA} to demonstrate an adequate water supply (100-years) before the final plat can be approved. The […]

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      Bill would ban college free speech zones

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers will decide whether those who have something to say on college and university campuses can be told when and where they can say it. The proposal by Rep. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale, would make it illegal for state-run schools to designate any area on campus […]

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      Rubio’s call for no capital gains tax is a break with the G.O.P.; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman comments

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      by Josh Barro | New York Times When Steve Forbes ran for president in 1996 on a plan that called for no taxes on dividends and capital gains, Mitt Romney, then a private citizen, took out a full-page ad in The Boston Globe attacking his proposal as plutocratic. “The Forbes tax isn’t a flat tax […]

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      The dumbfounding David Smith

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      By Arizona Progress Gazette There are few more interesting municipal elected officials in Arizona today than Scottsdale City Councilman David Smith. Having served as the City Treasurer he was the ultimate insider.  Then as a candidate he ran as a quasi-outsider.  Smith is whip smart and no matter one’s view of him he cannot be […]

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      Tractor Supply sparks more industry interest in Casa Grande

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      Posted by   2 days ago

      By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch About 400 acres on the western edge of Casa Grande is being proposed for rezoning with the purpose of attracting industrial buyers. Land broker Kirk McCarville said rezoning the parcels is necessary in order to stay “ahead of the game” in a competitive business market. Out-of-state manufacturers often […]

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      How Arizona members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 5

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      HOUSE UPHOLDING VETO OF HEALTH-LAW REPEAL Voting 241 for and 186 against, the House on Feb. 2 failed to reach a two-thirds majority needed to override President Obama’s veto of a Republican bill (HR 3762) to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act while defunding the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for one year. […]

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        Bill would level the adoption playing field

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        By Jessica Flores | Fox 10 A new Arizona bill could change adoption laws in the state, it would put straight couples and same sex couples on the same playing field. Currently the state’s law gives preferences to homes with a mother and father. Before same-sex marriage was legalized, gay couples couldn’t legally adopt together […]

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        Assault sentencing of GoDaddy founder’s son postponed

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        By Garrett Mitchell | The Arizona Republic The sentencing of Robert Sean Parsons, the son of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons who pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault against his girlfriend, was rescheduled Tuesday to February. Parsons’ attorney, Tracey Westerhausen, requested a mitigation hearing at Maricopa County Superior Court before the sentencing could conclude the […]

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        Wildenstein trial to lift a veil on opaque art world dealings; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman comments

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        By Doreen Carvajal and Graham Bowley PARIS — In 2001, when Daniel Wildenstein lapsed into a coma here just days before his death at 84, French authorities say, his two sons and a team of financial advisers began quickly reshuffling the holdings of this wealthy patriarch who had led one of the greatest art dealing-dynasties […]

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        Tribes’ jurisdiction in foster cases focus of Arizona hearing; Rose Law Group partner and director of family law Kaine Fisher comments

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        By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star A federal judge on Friday questioned the legality of statutes that give tribal courts the right to decide adoption and foster-care placement of Native American children who have never lived on the reservation. Judge Neil Wake said he is not questioning provisions of the Indian Child Welfare […]

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        Forget prenups: Unmarried couples today need ‘no nups;’ Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher offers advice

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        By Charisse Jones | USA TODAY A growing number of American couples are skipping the walk down the aisle, deciding to live together instead. But that doesn’t let them off the hook when it comes to financial planning. In fact, a road map for their money may be even more necessary. As of March 2012, […]

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        Recovering a stolen Gmail account; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman comments

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        By J. D. Biersdorfer | The New York Times Q. Does Google have a precise protocol for restoring a hacked Gmail account? A. Google has two plans of action for compromised Gmail accounts, and the one you use depends on whether you can still sign in to the hacked account. Even if you suspect that […]

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        Family of Robert Durst’s first wife sues him for $100 million in her disappearance; Rose Law Group estate and asset protection attorney comments

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        By Charles V. Bagli | The New York Times Kathleen McCormack Durst disappeared from her home in Westchester County nearly 34 years ago, on a cold January night, only months before she would have graduated from medical school. It was the beginning of an enduring mystery. On Monday, Ms. Durst’s mother, Ann McCormack, who is […]

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        Judge orders state take foster child from couple; ‘astounding,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law Department Kaine Fisher

        April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce have been ordered to surrender their 1-year-old foster daughter after a judge ruled that she should be raised by a heterosexual couple:/Facebook

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        By Martha Neil | ABA Journal In a Tuesday ruling that apparently took the state Division of Child and Family Services by surprise, a Utah judge said a 1-year-old girl must be removed from a licensed foster home because the married couple in the home are not heterosexual. There has been no issue concerning the […]

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          Committee adopts bill to permit municipal opt-out from county authority on water supply

          Barry Aaronscrepresented the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association at the hearing.

          Posted by   14 hours ago

          By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL)— A Senate committee Monday adopted a bill which would remove the requirement cities and towns comply with county ordinances requiring a proposed subdivision located outside of an Active Water Management area (AMA} to demonstrate an adequate water supply (100-years) before the final plat can be approved. The […]

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          Built up by oil boom, North Dakota now has an emptier feeling

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          As the price of oil has skidded to $30 a barrel, new drilling has dried up, and the flood of wealth and workers is ebbing. By Jack Healy | The New York Times WILLISTON, N.D. — The “man camps” sprang up from the prairie, rows of trailers and modular steel boxes that housed thousands of workers […]

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          Flagstaff hosts public lands debate

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          By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun The debate about federal public lands control that fueled the armed standoff at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was at the center of a conference of wildlife scientists and managers in Flagstaff on Friday. “Who Will Manage the Future of Our Public Lands?” was the subject of the […]

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          Bill proposes new county power district

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          By Nolan Madden | Arizona Journal State Senator Carlyle Begay, R-District 7, recently sponsored energy production legislation that could signal a major infrastructure shift for the region through the formation of a proposed power district in Navajo County. The bill was drafted Dec. 30, 2015, and has since been tabbed as SB1506. By loose definition, […]

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          Pinal officials cheer project $2 billion SunZia power lines approval

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          By Brian Wright | Casa Grande Dispatch A Pinal County-based renewable energy project that has been in the works for more than two years received a critical stamp of approval from the Arizona Corporation Commission on Wednesday, although the vote was not without controversy. The ACC voted 3-2 to authorize construction of $2 billion transmission […]

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          Senate Democrats block energy bill in dispute over aid for Flint

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          By Coral Davenport | The New York Times Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked action on a comprehensive energy bill that had drawn broad bipartisan support after lawmakers failed to agree on including a $600 million amendment to address the crisis over lead-tainted water in Flint, Mich. Senators voted twice to end debate on the energy […]

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          Supervisors change clean air regs to attract job growth

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          The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Feb. 3 approved the Air Quality Department’s revised rules for the New Source Review, according to a press release. The NSR is a long-standing Clean Air Act permitting program. It requires certain businesses to obtain an air pollution control permit before starting construction or making major modifications. The purpose […]

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            Phoenix marijuana researcher takes case to Utah

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            By Cathy McKitrick | Standard-Examiner Staff SALT LAKE CITY — Dr. Sue Sisley briefly touched down in Utah this week for two reasons: to catch some of the Sundance Film Festival and to meet with as many lawmakers and legislators as she could over an issue dear to her heart — medical marijuana for military […]

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            What Americans say would make them move

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            Daily Real Estate News What states are the top picks for Americans looking to move? Oregon, Florida, California, Hawaii, Colorado, and New York, according to a new survey by Harris Poll of more than 2,200 U.S. adults. Besides looking at the most desired moving locations, the survey asked respondents to name their top reasons for […]

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            Katie bar the door if millennials took over the Arizona Legislature

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor The Arizona Legislature is almost a “carbon copy” of state age demographics, reports The Arizona Republic: 15.5 percent of the legislature is age 65 or older, compared with 15.9 percent for Arizona as measured by a 2014 U.S. census estimate. But the legislature’s median age is nearly two decades […]

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            ASU student challenges on-campus medical marijuana ban, which is unconstitutional, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Kaila White | The Arizona Republic An Arizona State University student is asking an appeals court to overturn the law that makes it illegal for him to have physician-recommended medical marijuana in his dorm room. Andre Maestas, 20, an ASU junior and medical-marijuana cardholder, was arrested in 2014 and charged with a felony for […]

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            Arizona’s medical marijuana market gaining steam

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            By Becky Olson | Marijuana Business Daily Business is booming for medical cannabis companies in Arizona. Aside from a 33% surge in patient numbers during the first 10 months of the year, dispensaries are on pace to sell more than 586,000 ounces of marijuana in 2015 – an increase of over 80% from 2014, according […]

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            Medical marijuana farmers to Chino Valley: Not so fast; an attack on MMJ, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Ken Sain | The Daily Courier Valley farmers Mike and Kate O’Connor said they were blissfully unaware of what was happening back home while they were on a three-week vacation touring the New England states, enjoying the fall colors. “It’s pretty much the only time we can be away from the farm that long,” […]

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            Evidence marijuana hurts people lacking

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The nation has seen six years of legal medical or recreational marijuana use in 23 states and Washington, D.C., not to mention decades of widespread illegal use, but experts still have no real idea whether the drug poses any significant danger. What is certain is that marijuana is […]

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            Arizona Supreme Court issues mixed decision on medical marijuana DUI

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            By Michael Kiefer and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Arizona Republic A medical marijuana user’s card is not a get-out-of-jail-free card if you are charged with DUI. But it can be used as a defense at trial, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday. It comes down to conflicting Arizona statutes. Continued:

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