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Arizona using medical cannabis to battle opioid epidemic

A rehab facility in Scottsdale, AZ is using cannabis to treat patients with opioid addictions. Many more rehabs are likely to follow. On Monday, June 5th, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a public state of emergency...
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Hawaii’s first crop, AZ veto, and more – Top regional news, May 28, 2017

This week's collection of regional cannabis news stories includes a wave of vetoed bills, new crops sprouting up around the country, and a pot party with a 10-foot long joint. ARIZONA: Hemp bill vetoed, fee...
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Top regional news – May 17, 2017

New hemp legislation, certain states breaking into the legal cannabis market, and other states seemingly neglecting their marijuana legislation; all that and more in this week's regional round-up. ARIZONA: On 3rd try, AZ passes hemp...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 15, 2017

As the Sunshine State still reels from the dramatic failure of their state legislature to finalize a state medical program, another Sunbelt state, Texas, saw two popular pro-cannabis bills fail in similar fashion, despite...
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Top regional news, May 10, 2017

It’s that time of year. All around the country, state legislatures are wrapping up business and delivering their fresh crops of cannabis laws. ARIZONA: 3rd time a charm? Arizona activist group takes another shot at...
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The NORML Report: February 2017

One month into the 2017 legislative sessions at state capitols around the country and NORML is knee-deep in cannabis legislation from sea to shining sea. “Every state has something marijuana happening this year,” said...

In spite of (or because of) defeat of recreational, AZ medical marijuana soars

Despite losing their hotly contested legalization initiative in the 2016 election, Arizona’s medical marijuana program is now the 3rd largest in the nation. Adding 27,000 patients during the calendar year, the state’s patient count...

Arizona at crossroads for MJ future

Since passing Prop203, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in a squeaker in 2010, Arizonans have seen their massive growth in MMJ sales building up from $40mil (2013), $125mil (2014), $215mil (2015) to a 2016 projected...

Cannabiz Year-End Review/Year in Preview

You are probably reading this on, or about, the first day of January 2017, the month named for Janus, the Roman god of the New Year, among other things–famous for splitting himself to look...

Reefer-Mad Montgomery Attacks AZ Industry Again

Sticking to his campaign pledges in his recent reelection, Maricopa County prosecuting attorney Bill Montgomery attempted to stick it to the people earlier this month when he renewed his attack on the Arizona medical...

The Quest for ‘Ganja Valley’

Now that the grassroots movement for legalization has taken hold across the United States, many people are beginning to compare the production of cannabis to wine-making. Long gone are the days where you would just...

After 205 Defeat AZ Cannabiz Tackles New Challenges

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Despite facing a heartbreaking loss on election day and more threats on the horizon, leaders in Arizona’s medical marijuana industry were in high spirits this week when the group convened for...