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  1. J

    I am new to Phoenix Arizona

    Hi, I just moved from Sacramento California and have a recommendation letter and card already but, I now live in Phoenix Arizona and need to know if I need to get new ones and where can I get them at here in Phoenix. Please advise.:thanks:
  2. Ron Strider

    Arizona Agency Defies DEA, Okays Cannabis Extracts For Foster Parents

    A new rule on foster parenting released by the Arizona Department of Child Safety still discriminates against cannabis patients, but it defies federal authorities in approving cannabis extracts. The rule codifies a September decision about a possible foster-care license for a woman who treats...
  3. Ron Strider

    AZ: American Accused Of Smuggling Marijuana Into The U.S.

    An American citizen from Arizona is accused of trying to smuggle more than one hundred pounds of marijuana into the United States. Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped the 43-year-old man from Tucson at an immigration checkpoint near Whetstone, Arizona. Authorities found...
  4. Ron Strider

    Arizona Supreme Court: No Blocking Marijuana Sales

    The Arizona Supreme Court won’t allow state and local officials to hide behind federal drug laws to throw roadblocks in the path of those who want to sell marijuana. Without comment, the justices have refused to review, much less overturn, a Court of Appeals ruling rejecting arguments that...
  5. Ron Strider

    To Understand The Forces Favoring And Opposing Legal Marijuana, Study Arizona

    It's not easy being green -- in Arizona. Weed advocates walk a very thin line. A citizen's referendum legalizing and decriminalizing adult-use marijuana failed in 2016, possible because of the massive financial contribution by a pharmaceutical company with a special interest and/or the...
  6. Ron Strider

    AZ: Marijuana Merger Of Harvest, Cultivation Company May Bear Fruit For Patients

    Harvest of Arizona, the Tempe-based medical-marijuana dispensary company with retail shops in Tempe and Scottsdale, announced a merger Tuesday that would make it one of the largest players in the growing industry. In theory, the deal could benefit to the state's 115,000 registered patients by...
  7. Ron Strider

    AZ: Our View: Hemp Veto Reveals Limits Of Arizona Pro-Business Claims

    Thanks to a gubernatorial veto, Arizona is now a place where it's OK to grow medical marijuana but illegal to grow hemp, a non-toxic version of marijuana plants. Gov. Doug Ducey's veto of state Sen. Sonny Borrelli's hemp bill is unfortunate because it deprives the desert state a business...
  8. Ron Strider

    Arizona Medical-Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

    Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can't legally buy it at Arizona dispensaries. Nevada apparently is the only state that allows its dispensaries to...
  9. Ron Strider

    Facebook Shuts Down The Page Of Pot-Legalization Campaign Safer Arizona

    "My heart's, like, sort of broken," Safer Arizona chair David Wisniewski said Thursday. "It was the single largest reach we had." Facebook shut down the page on Wednesday evening, informing the pro-cannabis, political grassroots group that it had violated unspecified company policies...
  10. Ron Strider

    Safer Arizona's 'Band Of Stoners' Splits Pro-Pot Proponents With Legalization Effort

    Pro-marijuana activist David Wisniewski pointed out repeatedly last year that Prop 205, the adult-use marijuana initiative, did not have the full support of the cannabis-consuming community. Now he's running a new legalization campaign that has the same problem. The Safer Arizona 2018...
  11. Ron Strider

    AZ: Recreational Marijuana May Be Headed Back To The Ballot

    The Safer Arizona Cannabis Legalization Political Action Committee held a march in Phoenix on Saturday, joining groups around the country as part of the Million Marijuana March. The Arizona group's mission: to legalize, decriminalize and repeal prohibition of cannabis in Arizona for...
  12. K

    Lawmaker Wants To Establish Industrial Hemp Industry In Arizona

    A Republican state senator from Lake Havasu City sees economic opportunity in industrial hemp and wants to bring Arizona into the fold. Sen. Sonny Borrelli has sponsored a bill to establish the framework for an industrial hemp industry in Arizona. If passed, SB 1337 would legalize the...
  13. K

    Arizona Could Be New Testing Ground For Growing, Producing Hemp

    For decades, Kelly Anderson has cultivated his family's land on a sprawling farm in Maricopa. He grows ornamental plants, dried wheat and foliage that are sold in craft stores. Demand for the decorative plants is high, but farmers like Anderson are eyeing another, potentially more lucrative...
  14. K

    Canadian Firm Acquires 'Highly Profitable' Arizona Medical Marijuana Businesses

    Canadian weed? It's supposed to be pretty good. But Arizona medical marijuana? Super profitable. Ask the people from a Toronto firm who recently announced the "acquisition" – with caveats and disclaimers – of two Mesa dispensaries. The $27 million deal also includes one of the...
  15. K

    Despite Loss In Arizona, Recreational Pot Backers Upbeat About Future

    Washington — Of five states with recreational marijuana on the ballot this fall, Arizona was the only state where the initiative failed, after supporters ran into a well-funded opposition campaign backed by political heavyweights. But that hasn't stopped marijuana advocates from looking ahead...
  16. K

    Bill Montgomery Continues His Failing Crusade Against Arizona's Medical Marijuana Law

    Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery vowed this week to continue trying to derail medical marijuana in Arizona in spite of another significant and expensive loss in court. On Wednesday, the same day the Arizona Court of Appeals released its ruling against Montgomery, the county, and the...
  17. K

    Arizona's New Marijuana-Law Proposals Inspire Anything But High Hopes

    It hasn't even been three weeks since Proposition 205 went down to defeat on election day, but advocates for cannabis-law reform in Arizona already have three new proposals to consider. Here is a roundup of the three proposals: 1. Last week, the Arizona Marijuana Patient Society - a...
  18. K

    AZ: Why Lawmakers Should Legalize Marijuana

    Marijuana will be legal for recreational use in Arizona. The defeat of Proposition 205 won't stop that. The chairman of the anti-205 campaign got it wrong when she said after the election, "The true winners of this victory are the children and grandchildren in our state." Actually, the...
  19. K

    Post-Pot Failure, A New Ballot Plan Emerges For Medical Marijuana In Arizona

    Apache Junction, AZ - Access to medical marijuana in Arizona would be eased under a proposed ballot initiative filed on Thursday. The ballot proposal would lower the yearly cost of a medical marijuana patient card from $150 to $10 and expand the conditions that would qualify a patient for a...
  20. K

    Backers Pushing Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Concede Defeat

    Phoenix - Backers of recreational use of marijuana finally conceded Tuesday what has been generally known for a week: Arizona voters didn't like their proposal. While some ballots are still being tabulated, the most recent figures from the secretary of state show Proposition 205 trailing by...