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A bill awaiting a vote from the Arizona House would help ensure marijuana buyers in the state are getting what they pay for, and avoid possibly dangerous surprises.
Jun. 17, 2022
CBD products advertised for sale at a Phoenix shop
Using CBD products should not get you a positive test for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. But Banner Health’s poison control center says they’ve received an increasing number of reports from people who have failed marijuana drug tests but say they’ve only used CBD.
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May. 16, 2022
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Legalizing recreational marijuana has helped cannabis move further into mainstream culture. Now, it's moving on as an ingredient to three- and five-star course meals.
Apr. 20, 2022
Mint Cannabis 420 airport shuttle
Tempe-based Mint Cannabis marijuana dispensary is now offering free rides to its stores from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as well as Valley resorts, senior living facilities and other locations.
Apr. 19, 2022
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Arizona’s marijuana program was set up in such a way that companies producing cannabis ultimately sold to the public are required to have the product tested. But a recent investigative story by the Arizona Republic found at least one of those companies had potentially dangerous pesticide levels in its cannabis.
Apr. 19, 2022
Young marijuana plants at Copperstate Farms
The state Department of Health Services late last week awarded 26 social equity licenses as part of Arizona’s voter-approved, adult-use marijuana program.
Apr. 12, 2022
Plana Tetecala
In a symbolic action Friday, members of the Tetecala movement planted two marijuana plants in front of the Sonoran government palace.
Apr. 1, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Child Safety put a medical marijuana patient on a list of child neglectors and abusers for exposing her baby to cannabis during pregnancy. Now a state appeals court has reversed the decision.
Mar. 31, 2022
Autism was among the conditions highlighted by state health officials in a recent callout to those interested in applying for competitive grants to fund marijuana clinical trials.
Mar. 31, 2022
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State health officials plan to hold a drawing on April 8 for licenses to sell marijuana, which were set aside for people who bore an unequal weight of cannabis-prohibition laws.
Mar. 24, 2022
Baked Bros. Pourable THC Syrup
Arizona voters approved recreational adult-use marijuana in 2020. The law spells out that dispensaries are allowed to advertise, but they cannot package or label marijuana in a way that’d be appealing to kids.
Mar. 22, 2022
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The state took in more than $215 million last year on combined taxes of both adult use and medical marijuana.
Feb. 16, 2022
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The University of Arizona will soon begin to offer Cannabis Certification programs to educate those interested in working in the industry.
Jan. 22, 2022
Sol Flower Tempe Arizona recreational marijuana dispensary
Sales for recreational cannabis totaled more than $520 million last year, with the total tax collected nearing $45 million, to be dispersed among state programs like community colleges, transportation and fire and law enforcement.
University of Arizona to offer cannabis certificate programs
Jan. 22, 2022
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More than 1,500 applications have been submitted for 26 licenses in the Arizona Department of Health Service’s marijuana social equity ownership campaign.
Dec. 17, 2021
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Arizona is one of 18 states that allows non-medical cannabis use, and is among 36 states to approve medical marijuana. But research on cannabis’s intoxicating molecule THC remains limited, and claims about the benefits of the plant’s many byproducts often sprout from stories, not science.
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Dec. 8, 2021
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A new investigation from the Arizona Republic finds cannabis convictions in the state disproportionately impact people of color, and that their first conviction on a pot charge often led to other charges, once they were released from prison.
Nov. 17, 2021
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State health officials have announced a recall of 11 marijuana products to protect Arizonans from possible salmonella and mold contamination.
Nov. 12, 2021
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As part of last year’s ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana, the Department of Health Services is required to issue 26 retail licenses to people in communities affected by Arizona’s biased enforcement of previous marijuana laws.
Oct. 10, 2021
Maricopa County court
Arizonans with marks for possession of up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, six plants or less, and cannabis paraphernalia can have them deleted from their criminal record. Nearly two months after this part of Prop. 207 took effect, Maricopa County Superior Court is getting an average of 650 requests per week.
Sep. 3, 2021

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