Recent nationwide polls have shown that a majority of all Americans support marijuana legalization. Survey data released this week by Behavior Research Center shows even stronger support at the state level in Arizona. Behavior Research Center asked respondents whether or not they favored or opposed legalizing the possession of Read More »
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Harvest of Tempe is the city’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open since Arizona adopted medical marijuana laws in 2010. The focus of the dispensary is clearly security; the only entrance to the building has concrete pillars to protect it from vehicles, and most of the medicine inside is locked in a vault. Oh, did I mention the bullet-proof glass and double security doors?
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer quietly signed legislation allowing marijuana research on campuses. The only reason this legislation exists is that another bill was passed last year to ban medical marijuana on college and university campuses, causing at least one physician to be delayed in conducting research on medical marijuana.
A couple of strange and disturbing items this week, plus some good, old-fashioned thievery. Let’s get to it: In Quincy, Illinois, an Adams County probation officer was arrested last Friday on charges he was cooking meth at his home with a probationer who resided with him. Probation officer John Grotts, who... Read More »
The first dispensary in Phoenix has opened, dispensaries in Washington, DC, are ready to go, and there has been more federal enforcement activity in California. Let’s get to it: Arizona On Saturday, the first licensed dispensary in Phoenix opened its doors, but it couldn’t serve any customers because an Arizona... Read More »
A study sponsored by the Regulated Dispensaries of Arizona Association estimates that 1,500 jobs will be created by Arizona’s new medical marijuana industry. Oregon’s medical marijuana industry was used to estimate the number of jobs to be created. Arizona currently has about 38,000 medical marijuana patients.
A Customs agent, a Texas deputy, and a small-town California cop all go down this week. Let’s get to it: In Yuma, Arizona, a US Customs and Border Patrol officer was arrested last Thursday on money laundering charges. Officer Lauro Tobias, 59, went down in a sting operation last August in... Read More »
Arizona Republican Senator Kimberly Yee has authored 4 bills relating to medical marijuana. Senator Yee wants to allow medical marijuana research on college campuses, medical marijuana infused products to be labelled, possession and use to be restricted from areas near child care facilities, and allow law enforcement to destroy seized medical marijuana.
From the village board to the halls of Congress, medical marijuana is popping up all over. And there’s action at various state houses, too. Let’s get to it: National Last weekend, Americans for Safe Access hosted the National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference in Washington, DC. The conference featured numerous panelists, as... Read More »
An Arizona appeals court has ruled that marijuana users don’t need to be actually impaired to be successfully prosecuted for driving under the influence. The common sense-defying ruling came Tuesday in the case of a man who tested positive for an inactive marijuana metabolite that remains in the body... Read More »