Pages tagged "Arizona"

Arizona’s Marijuana Industry Ranked As C- by ASA

| May 17, 2022 |

By Dan Kingston for “For 2022, ASA recommends that Arizona’s legislature protects patients’ stake in the existing market by creating a review board staffed by patients and physicians with independent regulatory control over medical cannabis operations in the state....

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Arizona Gets a C- on Medical Cannabis Report Card

| February 28, 2022 |

By Cyrus Guccione for the Phoenix New Times In its latest State of the States Report, ASA said that Arizona's passing grade is largely because of its emphasis on recreational adult-use cannabis diverting resources away from the medical cannabis program....

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AZ Supreme Court gets it right. Are other states listening?

| April 24, 2014 |

The Arizona Supreme Court overturned a law this week that made it a crime to drive with any detectable amount of an illegal drug in your blood, including medical cannabis. This is an important victory for patients in Arizona, and...

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Another State Appellate Court Holds That the Police Must Return Medical Marijuana That Was Seized from a Qualified Patient

| January 18, 2013 |

Although the case of Arizona v. Okun arises out of Arizona, the patient whose marijuana was seized is from California.  While driving across the California-Arizona boarder at Yuma, qualified California medical marijuana patient Valerie Okun was stopped at a border...

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Cannabis News Around the Nation

| August 03, 2012 |

Two weeks of medical cannabis news in review. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect Landlords of Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses - ASA PR Michigan court rules localities cannot use federal law as an excuse for violating state laws protecting medical cannabis...

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Lee's HR 6335 Would End the Assault on Landlords in the War on Safe Access

| August 03, 2012 |

There are many who suffer the "collateral damage" of the war on safe access to medical cannabis. Patients who must suffer or break the law to obtain medicine, as well as their loved ones and providers are some of the...

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Patient Cultivation Passes NH Senate

| April 04, 2012 |

When the New Hampshire Senate passed SB 409 last week, perhaps the most noteworthy component of the story was overlooked. Bucking the unfortunate and ill-advised trend of “recently” passed bills in east coast states like New Jersey and Delaware, and...

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Gov. Brewer Orders Arizona to Start Processing Dispensary Applications

| January 13, 2012 |

The good news that came out last week for Arizona medical cannabis patients got even better today. Having a week to digest the impact of having her lawsuit thrown out of federal court on Jan. 4th, AZ Gov. Jan Brewer...

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Federal Judge Tosses AZ Governor Brewer's Attempt at Blocking Voter Initiative

| January 05, 2012 |

In a major victory for safe access in the Grand Canyon state, a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who must now implement the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA).Brewer’s lawsuit was technically filed...

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Victory in Arizona!

| November 13, 2010 |

Arizona voters approved Proposition 203, making that state the 15th to legalize medical cannabis. Supporters are celebrating the results after ten days of uncertainty during which victory seemed to be slipping away. Patients and advocates deserve congratulations. Proposition 203 is...

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