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The Show spoke with Eddie Celaya, a reporter with KGUN in Tucson and former host of the podcast Here Weed Go! for the Arizona Daily Star, all about the marijuana industry here.
Feb. 21, 2024
Initial drawings for the building planned near Bell and Dysart roads
The Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved a conditional-use permit for a new marijuana dispensary planned for Bell and Dysart roads.
Feb. 6, 2024
A very small cut from every recreational marijuana sale in Arizona gets set aside for what Proposition 207 authors described as justice reinvestment. The state treasury has put more than $26 million into a namesake fund. Now health officials at the state and county level have started redistributing the money as grants to nonprofits.
Jan. 31, 2024
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Proposition 207 legalized marijuana use for adults and allowed convictions for certain cannabis offenses to be expunged. The Arizona Supreme Court now says prosecutors can seek appellate review of expungements. The opinion is being called a significant weakening of the voter-approved measure.
Jan. 26, 2024
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The Show spoke with Dr. Krista LaBruzzo, a doctor specializing in addiction medicine at Banner Health, about what marijuana use does to a fetus and how often Arizona doctors see use during pregnancy.
Jan. 18, 2024
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The Show spoke with Eddie Celaya, a reporter with KGUN 9 in Tucson and host of the "Here Weed Go" podcast, about where the marijuana industry stands in Arizona as we start the new year and what else might be on the horizon
Jan. 10, 2024
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A 2020 ballot measure that legalized marijuana for adults in Arizona also ordered the state to continuously spend some cannabis money on justice reinvestment. State health officials gave out the first round of these grants to nearly 20 nonprofits in December.
Jan. 3, 2024
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Arizona’s third year of legalized marijuana has been hard for people in the industry. The thumbs of growers have become so green that there is an oversupply. And as multistate operators set up, local brands have to compete for shrinking shelf space in a limited number of dispensaries.
Nov. 1, 2023
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A publicly traded company that makes marijuana products says it has closed the sale of its only licensed operation in Arizona.
Oct. 20, 2023
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Eddie Celaya, host of the podcast Here Weed Go! podcast for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, joins The Show to discuss allegations of abuse related to a marijuana growing operation on the Navajo Nation.
Oct. 9, 2023
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Grand Canyon University’s appeal of a so-far unsuccessful suit to force the U.S. Department of Education to label the university a nonprofit goes to the 11th Circuit Court in December. Now, GCU is accusing the department and others of retaliation.
Oct. 6, 2023
Kris Mayes
A U.S. Senate committee this week advanced a bill that would let state-licensed marijuana companies use banks and not punish financial institutions for serving them. Arizona’s Kris Mayes is one of more than 20 attorneys general who’ve signed a letter urging D.C. lawmakers to pass legislation.
Sep. 28, 2023
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A lawsuit in New Mexico alleges a prominent Navajo businessman conspired with a Southern California entrepreneur to lure Chinese immigrants to an illicit marijuana operation, kept them from leaving and never paid them.
Sep. 28, 2023
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The Show spoke with Eddie Celaya, cannabis writer for the Arizona Daily Star and host of the Here Weed Go podcast, about potential cannabis cafes in California.
Sep. 19, 2023
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The largest marijuana retailer in Arizona wants a jury trial to decide if the company was scammed by former employees and suppliers. Trulieve Cannabis Corporation, aka Harvest, has filed a lawsuit alleging civil racketeering and fraud were part of a kickback scheme planned years ago.
Sep. 13, 2023
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TV and radio stations in Arizona are monitoring a new recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services that begins a process that could lead to cannabis advertising on the air.
Aug. 31, 2023
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is recommending easing federal marijuana restrictions. The Show spoke with Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell about how this shift could change the legal landscape here in Arizona.
Aug. 31, 2023
In a statement, the department said follow-up testing of Cloud 9 grape-flavored gummies showed they were free of contaminants. It added that this specific product is safe for consumption, and no illnesses have been reported.
Aug. 8, 2023
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There are 26 social equity licenses available in Arizona, aimed helping communities impacted by harsh marijuana laws. But a new investigation shows many of those licenses are owned by corporate dispensaries instead.
More Arizona marijuana news
Aug. 2, 2023
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Several Arizona marijuana dispensaries are recalling certain products due to possible Aspergillus contamination. The fungus can cause reactions ranging from cold-like symptoms to fevers and chest pain, among others.
Jul. 25, 2023

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