New Times Sparks Change in How Arizona Investigates Drivers Suspected of Using Pot

Phoenix New Times:  “Questions by New Times about statistics related to marijuana and driving have caused Arizona officials to make changes to state traffic-accident reports.  New checkboxes referencing marijuana will be added to accident forms, possibly as soon as next year, says Alberto Gutier, director of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. . . . In several interviews with Gutier, New Times had asked why the state wasn’t gathering more information about the possible influence of marijuana on highway safety.”

By |2015-12-14T18:45:37-07:00November 30th, 2015|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on New Times Sparks Change in How Arizona Investigates Drivers Suspected of Using Pot

Pot Doctors Push Boundaries

Associated Press:  “When it comes to oversight of boundary-pushing doctors, enforcement practices vary in the 23 states allowing medical cannabis. . . . pot doctors fill a void left by physicians unfamiliar with marijuana’s health benefits and fearful of endorsing what the federal government regards as a controlled substance, cannabis advocates say.”

By |2017-02-12T07:41:24-07:00November 29th, 2015|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Pot Doctors Push Boundaries

Arizona Supreme Court Rules Medical Marijuana Patients Not Immune from DUI Prosecutions

Associated Press:  “The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that medical marijuana cardholders don’t have immunity from prosecution under a state DUI law that prohibits drivers from having in their bodies any amount of marijuana or its chemical compound that causes impairment.  But the state high court’s unanimous decision Friday also said cardholders can try to show in court that they didn’t have enough of the marijuana compound THC in their systems to be impaired.”

By |2017-02-12T07:41:24-07:00November 20th, 2015|AZ Marijuana Law Lawsuits, Marijuana Crimes, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona Supreme Court Rules Medical Marijuana Patients Not Immune from DUI Prosecutions

The Harvard of Pot

Washington Post:  Jean Kennedy has a BS in biology and a master’s in special education. Now, she’s trying to decide what to do with her third degree: a certificate of achievement from Oaksterdam University, the Harvard Business School of marijuana. . . . Horticulture 102 is one of the many subjects Kennedy studies at Oaksterdam, whose storefront campus is set amid the hip cafes, restaurants and cannabis dispensaries of downtown Oakland. Founded in 2007, the school sees itself as a training ground for citizen advocates in the fight to legalize marijuana.”

By |2015-11-16T07:26:46-07:00November 16th, 2015|California News, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on The Harvard of Pot