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Out of the 10 largest U.S. cities, Phoenix said it was the only one that allowed smoking in city parks — until recently.
Apr. 20, 2021
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The state Department of Health Services had a drawing for adult-use marijuana dispensary licenses in rural Arizona on Monday.
Apr. 19, 2021
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Recently, one research study was completed that focused on whether marijuana could help veterans with PTSD. The Valley’s Dr. Sue Sisley led the study, and The Show spoke with her about some of the conclusions.
Apr. 8, 2021
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When Arizona voters approved Preposition 207 last year, it not only allowed residents to buy marijuana legally from dispensaries — it also gave them the green light to grow it themselves.
Mar. 23, 2021
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Many U.S. states have legalized the consumption, growth and trade of marijuana. And in Mexico, a federal law might turn the country into the largest market and producer of cannabis.
Mar. 11, 2021
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The Town of Paradise Valley signed an ordinance to prohibit the construction of recreational marijuana dispensaries and testing facilities last week. Medical dispensaries are allowed to obtain a "dual license" to sell both medical and recreational marijuana.
Feb. 28, 2021
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Proposition 207 recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older in Arizona. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ Project, one listener asked: Can workers get fired in Arizona for using marijuana, even if it’s legal to consume in the state?
Feb. 27, 2021
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Dispensaries around the state have begun to sell recreational marijuana after the passage of Proposition 207. But most sales still have to be conducted with cash.
Feb. 3, 2021
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In November, Arizona voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. Now, adult use of pot is permitted in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. And just days ago, businesses here started selling the product to non-medicinal users — and the lines have been long.
Jan. 26, 2021
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Arizona adults could be purchasing legal marijuana for recreational use by the end of the week. State health officials began accepting applications Tuesday from sites wishing to sell the drug to anyone 21 and older.
Jan. 20, 2021
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In 2020, Arizonans legally smoked, ate or otherwise consumed nearly 106 tons of marijuana, according to details from the latest state Department of Health Services report.
Jan. 19, 2021
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Arizona voters legalized recreational marijuana in November's election, but it won’t be available in every city and town in the state.
Dec. 28, 2020
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Arizona is one of four states in which voters legalized recreational marijuana in this year’s election, and a new analysis looks at the kind of revenues those states — as well as those who’ve already legalized pot — might expect from the newly legalized product.
Dec. 14, 2020
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On Monday, Proposition 207 which allows the use of recreational marijuana, took effect following the certification of the election results by the Secretary of State. What impact will this new law have on people who were convicted of possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Dec. 2, 2020
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With voters approving Proposition 207, recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Arizona. While regulation is still underway, government offices throughout the state are trying to quickly implement the will of the people. One of the first counties to take action is Gila County.
Nov. 23, 2020
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Mexico’s Senate has approved a measure that would legalize the sale and use of marijuana. To become law, Mexico’s lower house still needs to debate and pass the legislation.
Nov. 20, 2020
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Arizona voters have overwhelmingly approved legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Once the vote is made official, the new law can start being implemented. But there will likely be legal questions as this new program is being rolled out.
Nov. 11, 2020
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In a news release Monday, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said all pending and unfiled charges of marijuana possession or associated paraphernalia charges will be dismissed.
Nov. 9, 2020
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Some medical marijuana dispensaries in Phoenix could more than double in size. In December 2012, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 35,641people with active medical marijuana cards. In September 2020, the department reported 289,195 cardholders.
Nov. 4, 2020
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Arizonans have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Nearly 60% of the ballots counted support Proposition 207. With the historic win, Arizona joins ranks with states like California, Colorado, and Maine. For his take on the win, The Show spoke with Will Humble, executive director for the Arizona Public Health Association and the former state health department director.
Nov. 4, 2020

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