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Arizona to Issue Additional Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
Officials overseeing Arizona’s medical marijuana program, which turned five years old last month, announced that they will be accepting applications for additional dispensary licenses to be issued later this summer across the state. The exact number of available licenses to be awarded later this year is not yet known, but is estimated to be approximately 30. Under the law Arizona voters approved in 2010, the total number of medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in the state is equal to ten percent of the total number of pharmacies statewide, or approximately 130 total …
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Firing Of Medical Marijuana Researcher Puts University Of Arizona PTSD Study In Limbo
TUCSON, AZ –- Prominent medical marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley, from the University of Arizona, has been fired from her position after the university refused to renew her contract. University Of Arizona Fails To Renew Dr. Sisley’s Contract Earlier this year, Dr. Sue Sisley, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona, received groundbreaking federal approval for conducting clinical trials on how cannabis may be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study, fought for extensively by the …
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US Health Department Approves Clinical Trials For Cannabis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Earlier this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) signed off on a University of Arizona study that will investigate the relationship between cannabis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It has always been a disappointing turnout for those hoping to obtain cannabis for their post-traumatic stress disorder as multiple states including Arizona have denied PTSD as a medical condition that qualifies for receiving medicinal cannabis. Even though multiple studies …
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Arizona Representative Proposes Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization
Arizona Representative Supports Legal Cannabis Representative Ruben Gallego (D-16th District), Arizona’s Assistant House Minority Leader, announced plans Tuesday to introduce adult-use cannabis legislation. If passed, his bill would allow those 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of dried cannabis. The home-cultivation of up to five plants would be permitted as well. Further, retail locations would be licensed and authorized by the state. Smoking in public would remain illegal however. “This is for recreational use.” Gallego explained. “If somebody is of a sane state of mind, they’re above the age of 21 and if their employer doesn’t care, …
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Arizona Plans To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Physicians
Report: Disproportionate MMJ Recommendations In Arizona According to a report from the Arizona Department of Health Services, 21 of the state’s registered physicians are responsible for writing a large proportion of the state’s medical marijuana recommendations. In turn, Will Humble, director of the state Department of Health Services, hopes to eliminate practices that improperly recommend medical marijuana to patients. Meanwhile, he intends to continue intensive training for those who provide recommendations in high volumes. “It’s a problem that all the states face: Just a handful of physicians write the certifications.” – Will Humble The state of …
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Arizona Lawsuit Aims To Clarify Medical Marijuana Laws
Arizona ACLU Filed A Lawsuit To Allow Cannabis Extracts The family of a 5-year-old with epilepsy and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Supreme Court on Monday that would ensure access to medical marijuana extracts. According to his mother, Zander Welton has had two brain surgeries in the 5 years since his birth, each of which involved removing portions of his brain. Both operations were intended to stop the violent seizures Zander has suffered from …
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Arizona Judge Overturns Medical Marijuana Zoning Law
Maricopa County Is Not Permitted To Ban Dispensaries Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon overturned an ordinance that banned medical marijuana dispensaries in certain areas of Maricopa County, Arizona. According to his ruling, the the law was a “transparent attempt to prevent the implementation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. Judge Gordon issued a pre-trial verdict in favor of White Mountain Health Center, which plans to open a dispensary in Sun City. According to him, the ordinance was written to prevent dispensaries in the county in order to avoid conflict with federal law. “[The law] suggests a transparent attempt …


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