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Arizona spending on medical marijuana expected to double

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

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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

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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

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Several articles published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association offer analyses about the growing use of marijuana to treat various health ailments and conditions. FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many of the illnesses state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its purported benefits published Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The strongest evidence of benefit is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the analysis, which analyzed 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including nausea from chemotherapy, sleep disorders, HIV-related weight loss and Tourette syndrome. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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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If Prop. 205 passes, Arizona would get a department of marijuana; Ryan Hurley, Director of Rose Law Group’s Medical Marijuana Department, weighs in

Posted by   /  November 1, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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  By Rachel Leingang and Ben Giles |Arizona Capitol Times If voters approve a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, a new state agency will be created to regulate the substance. The Department of Marijuana Licenses and Control would be tasked with setting up rules and regulations for the nascent retail marijuana industry. […]

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[COLUMN] Montini: Colorado officials politely ask Arizona’s anti-marijuana group to stop lying

Posted by   /  November 1, 2016  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By EJ Montini | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) According to the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol a group of elected officials from Colorado has sent a letter to the leaders of the anti-Proposition 205 group disputing the information (or misinformation) touted in the anti-marijuana campaign […]

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Medical marijuana: Festival at Casa Grande Domes cancelled

Posted by   /  October 23, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  2 Comments

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Supervisors snuff out plans for 2-day event By Kelly Fisher | Casa Grande Dispatch The Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected a special events permit Wednesday for a medical marijuana festival in Casa Grande that the organizer spent about $30,000 and months of preparation to host. The “Errl Camp” and overnight campsite was slated for Halloween […]

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Rose Law Group Partners Laura Bianchi and Ryan Hurley to attend Women Grow SWCC Expo Kick Off Party Event, October 13th at Bevy in Scottsdale

Posted by   /  October 12, 2016  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Join Laura Bianchi and Ryan Hurley at the Bevy on October 13th for the Women Grow SWCC Expo Kick Off Party Event. Event Details:  Who: Arizona Cannabis Community What: Women Grow Phoenix: Yes On Prop 205 + SWCC Expo Kick Off Party When: October 13th, 2016 from 6:30 -9:30pm Where: Bevvy in Scottsdale, located at:  4420 N […]

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[IN-DEPTH] DES director forwards email designed to ‘blow up’ pro-marijuana arguments

Posted by   /  September 29, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The head of the state Department of Economic Security sent a message to all of his employees on a state-owned email list with a link to a story with arguments against Proposition 205. In an email sent Sunday, Tim Jeffries forwarded a political argument by […]

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Marijuana businesses challenge real estate thinking; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley interviewed by ‘Business Journal’

Posted by   /  September 23, 2016  /  Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Steve White had a tough time opening his first medical marijuana dispensary. That was in Tempe in May 2013, three years after voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. “At the time, the program had just gotten started and landlords were skeptical and generally unwilling to rent to […]

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Marijuana might alleviate America’s opioid crisis, new study suggests

Posted by   /  September 18, 2016  /  Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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In 2014, more than 14,000 people ― nearly 40 per day ― died from overdoses of prescribed opiates. By Chris D’Angelo | The Huffington Post Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests. In a study, researchers from Columbia […]

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