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[EDITORIAL] Scientists to Government: Make it easier to study marijuana

Posted by   /  January 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By The New York Times Editorial Board (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Even as more and more states allow their residents to use marijuana, the federal government is continuing to obstruct scientists from studying whether the drug is good or bad for people’s health. A report published last week by […]

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Medical marijuana cultivation approved by Coolidge zoning commission

Posted by   /  January 13, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Rodney Haas | Pinal Central The Coolidge Planning and Zoning commission approved a property use permit for the growing of medical marijuana during a special meeting on Wednesday. The approval marks the first of many steps before actual marijuana plants are grown on the location at 3274 W. Coolidge Ave., as the applicant will […]

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Court requires proof of impairment for DUI marijuana conviction

Posted by   /  December 30, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug absent proof that they were actually impaired, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. In a major setback for prosecutors, the judges pointed out that Arizona, unlike some other […]

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Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers

Posted by   /  December 29, 2016  /  Health Care, Marijuana, Sports  /  No Comments

By Lindsey Wisniewski | Cronkite News BOULDER, Colo. – It’s been nearly 10 years since Jake Plummer retired from football. He still experiences soreness and pain from his neck and shoulders to the soles of his feet. Follow our investigation of Arizona’s opioid epidemic. Documentary coming Jan. 10. It’s an ache that Plummer and many […]

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Licensing medical marijuana stirs up trouble for states; perspective provided by Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana Department

Posted by   /  December 26, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Rebecca Beitsch | Stateline The seven lucky balls that popped out of the Arizona Department of Health Services lottery machine in October produced big winners — not in the state’s Powerball game, but in the competition to make money in the medical marijuana industry. The prize winners were granted licenses to open a medical […]

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Arizona Court: federal law does not trump state medical marijuana zoning

Posted by   /  December 21, 2016  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Local officials cannot use federal laws outlawing marijuana to refuse to provide necessary zoning for dispensaries, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In their unanimous decision, the judges acknowledged the federal Controlled Substances Act makes the possession and sale of marijuana a felony. And they […]

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Colorado passes the bong: How the stoner economy can change California

Posted by   /  December 13, 2016  /  Economy, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Ali Wolf | Meyers Research, LLC Now that the dust has settled from last month’s election, we can take a step back and review another outcome: the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts. This change follows the trailblazers, Colorado and Washington, who were the first to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, […]

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Arizona spending on medical marijuana expected to double

Posted by   /  December 9, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star While consumer spending could increase, more competition could tamp down the price of marijuana. The amount of money spent on medical marijuana in the next four years will nearly double according to a new study — assuming the Trump administration doesn’t step in. Projections […]

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New medical marijuana ballot measure brewing

Posted by   /  November 20, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Less than a month after voters rejected allowing marijuana for recreational use, there’s a new — and scaled back — proposal emerging for the 2018 ballot. The initiative crafted by operators of a medical marijuana dispensary would expand the list of conditions for which […]

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Recreational marijuana doesn’t light up with voters

Posted by   /  November 9, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Arizona Election Returns (unofficial) Click here. Arizona’s ballot measure to legalize marijuana trailed in early election results, and final unofficial tallies showed voters saying “no” to Proposition 205. The race — which pitted business interests against the legal medical-marijuana industry backed by a pro-legalization group, the Washington, D.C.-based […]

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