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Prosecutors in three Arizona counties are using new figures on where teens now get their marijuana to lobby against making the drug legal for all adults. But the data may not be as clear-cut as it seems.
A Pima County Superior Court judge may have paved the way for the state's more than 52,000 medical marijuana users to get into business of selling the drug, at least to each other.
I can only imagine the machismo in the air at last night’s gubernatorial candidate summit on immigration and border security hosted by Mr. Muy Macho himself, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Regarding Linda Turley-Hansen’s April 27 op-ed, like any drug, marijuana can be harmful is abused. Marijuana prohibition only increases the risk factor. Prohibition opens up a gateway to hard drugs by granting a monopoly on marijuana distribution to drug cartels that also sell meth, cocaine and heroin. If the goal of marijuana prohibition is to subsidize violent drug cartels, prohibition is a grand success. The drug war distorts supply and demand dynamics so that big money grows on little trees.
Arizonans who smoke marijuana can't be charged with driving while impaired absent actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it. But the measure could be more public relations than actual political power.
Cops take your pot?
Attorneys representing medical marijuana dealers are hoping new “guidance” Friday by federal officials paves the way for their clients to finally have bank accounts.
The rights of adults to purchase and use marijuana is about personal freedom — the freedom of adults to seek their own happiness the way they want as long as they are not harming someone else. Peanuts are lethal to some, but we don’t cage peanut growers, sellers or consumers, and neither should we cage cannabis growers, sellers or consumers.
“I see that the country Uruguay is going to fully legalize marijuana and that their government is going to grow it and sell it for $1.00 a gram. What effect will this have on marijuana growers and traffickers? Put them out of business. Will American learn any lessons from this? Probably not.”
SPRINGFIELD, Colo. — Southeast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn't hide it from neighbors, and he never feared law enforcement would come asking about it.
“The response column was most definitely more racist than original column. The most offensive part was that those four men claimed to know everything about Linda’s world, while accusing her of being unable to know anything about their world.”
Sheila Polk forget to mention what most police officers consider to the the greatest danger of marijuana in her recent editorial (The Arizona Republic’s ‘My Turn,’ evtnow.com/5uw, Sept. 13).
NINE MILE, Jamaica — Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.
The group that helped get Arizona a medical marijuana law in 2010 is now gearing up for a 2016 ballot measure to allow any adult to use the drug for recreational purposes.
SEATTLE — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
Voters who have seen how medical marijuana works in Arizona may get a chance to extend the ability to use the drug to all other adults.
The state's more than 38,000 medical marijuana users are in no danger of losing their medication, at least not at the ballot box.
Gov. Jan Brewer has cleared one hurdle for new research on the possible medical benefits of marijuana.
Republicans should get out front for once and lead the movement to legalize marijuana. It makes sense any way you look at it.
Rejecting the pleas of the state's former top federal prosecutor, a House panel voted Thursday to let police destroy marijuana they have seized even if it turns out the person had a right to possess it.
Ignoring a threatened lawsuit, a Senate panel voted Monday to let police destroy marijuana they have seized, even if it was taken wrongly from a medical marijuana patient.
Unless Congress takes immediate action, funding for education could be slashed by $3 billion on March 1. This would be the largest cut to education in our nation’s history, and could result in millions of dollars of lost revenue for our local school district.
Ted Simmon, the TV Host of KAET’s “Horizon” TV Program asks “What is wrong with Arizona?”