White Mountain Health Center Opens Dispensary in Sun City

Phoenix New Times:  “Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and other Arizona foes of medical marijuana were hit by another symbolic setback with last weekend’s opening of a Sun City dispensary.  The White Mountain Health Center, a nonprofit company operated by marijuana activist and bong-tool inventor Daryl ‘Butch’ Williams, is the now the 84th dispensary in the state that provides cannabis products to qualified patients under a 2010 voter-approved law.  Montgomery, the Valley’s elected top prosecutor and a former Army tank-unit commander, thought that Sun City would be the battleground where he’d stomp out the will of the voters.  He thought wrong.”

By |2017-02-04T07:38:58-07:00December 30th, 2014|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on White Mountain Health Center Opens Dispensary in Sun City

Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Use Increased

Arizona Journal:  “The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) has been in effect for four years, and the annual report by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) shows that more and more people are taking part in the program.  The first annual report presented in 2012 revealed that there were 35,641 active cardholders in the state. This year that number has increased by almost 17,000, with the state currently showing a total of 52,374 cardholders, which includes 51,783 qualifying patients and 591 caregivers. In addition, this year there were 904 dispensary agent cards issued.

By |2019-06-14T08:28:48-07:00December 18th, 2014|Dept Health Services, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Use Increased

Phoenix-Area Native American Communities Mum on Legalizing Pot

Phoenix New Times:  “News broke last week that the Justice Department is advising federal prosecutors not to stop tribes from growing or selling marijuana on their lands, even in states where marijuana remains illegal.  According to the Justice Department memo, some tribes had requested guidance on how federal drug laws would be enforced in regards to marijuana, although it didn’t say exactly which tribes were curious.  We checked with a couple of Phoenix-area Native American communities, and they’re staying mum on the issue.”

By |2017-02-04T07:38:58-07:00December 17th, 2014|Federal Dispensary Attacks, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Phoenix-Area Native American Communities Mum on Legalizing Pot

U.S. won’t Stop Native Americans from Growing, Selling Pot on Their Land

Los Angeles Times:  “Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice.  The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will be implemented on a case-by-case basis and tribes must still follow federal guidelines, said Timothy Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota and the chairman of the Attorney General’s Subcommittee on Native American Issues.”

By |2014-12-17T06:35:55-07:00December 11th, 2014|Federal Dispensary Attacks, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on U.S. won’t Stop Native Americans from Growing, Selling Pot on Their Land

Dispensary Providing Green to Local Nonprofits

Mohave Valley Daily News:  “Mohave Green, a medical marijuana dispensary in Fort Mohave, is donating a total of $30,000 divided among 12 local nonprofit organizations during the month of December. . . . Mohave Green was the ninth operation in the state to be approved to grow medical marijuana and the first dispensary licensed in Mohave County”

By |2015-04-06T18:57:50-07:00December 10th, 2014|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Dispensary Providing Green to Local Nonprofits

Arizona Pot Legalization Could Get Boost from Legislative Study

The Cannabist:  “Arizona lawmakers introduced a bill in April to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. Thirteen state representatives sponsored HB 2558, but it didn’t go far. After reading it into the record, leadership referred it to the House Rules Committee, where it languished.  The bill’s status on Legiscan, a legislation tracking website, lists the measure as “died in committee.” Before that happened, however, lawmakers ordered a study of retail marijuana revenue projections. . . . Jeremy Gunderson, a fiscal analyst for the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, estimates in the report . . . that legalization would bring $48.3 million to state coffers in 2016.

 

By |2017-02-12T07:40:48-07:00December 10th, 2014|AZ Legislation, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona Pot Legalization Could Get Boost from Legislative Study

Nevada Dispensary Dispute Could Lead to a Lawsuit

Las Vegas Journal Review:  “The future dispensaries of Clark County’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry might not be as initially widespread as expected.  The county’s and state’s top picks didn’t match up, and as a result, the unincorporated areas of the county could start out in early 2015 with 10 dispensaries that sell medical marijuana products instead of 18.”

By |2014-12-01T07:52:16-07:00December 1st, 2014|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Nevada Dispensary Dispute Could Lead to a Lawsuit