Traffic Deaths Down in States that Legalized Marijuana

Business Insider:  “Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds.  In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted.   ‘Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction'”

By |2016-12-30T07:23:31-07:00December 30th, 2016|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Traffic Deaths Down in States that Legalized Marijuana

County Attorney Bill Montgomery Continues His Failing Crusade Against Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Law

Phoenix New Times:  “On Wednesday, the same day the Arizona Court of Appeals released its ruling against Montgomery, the county, and the state of Arizona, Montgomery held a press conference in which he distorted the findings of a new survey about youth marijuana use and claimed they showed a need to “reform” the voter-approved, 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA).  Montgomery appears emboldened by last month’s defeat of Proposition 205, the only one of five marijuana-legalization ballot measures in the nation voters rejected this election season. Yet while he believes taxpayers should continue to fund his attack on the medical program, state Attorney General Mark Brnovich apparently doesn’t feel the same enthusiasm.

By |2016-12-30T07:28:30-07:00December 22nd, 2016|AZ Marijuana Law Lawsuits, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on County Attorney Bill Montgomery Continues His Failing Crusade Against Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Law

Federal Law does not Trump Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Zoning

Your West Valley:  “Local officials cannot use federal laws outlawing marijuana to refuse to provide necessary zoning for dispensaries, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.  In their unanimous decision, the judges acknowledged the federal Controlled Substances Act makes the possession and sale of marijuana a felony. And they noted that the zoning sought by White Mountain Health Center was specifically to be able sell the drug from a shop in an unincorporated area of Sun City.”

 

By |2017-10-07T09:56:03-07:00December 20th, 2016|AZ Marijuana Law Lawsuits, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Federal Law does not Trump Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Zoning

Medical Marijuana Patients Sue to Reduce Annual Pot Fee

Today’s News Herald:  “Claiming the state is hoarding funds, two medical marijuana users want a judge to reduce the annual charge for the legally required registration cards. In legal papers filed here, the attorney for Yolanda Daniels and Lisa Becker points out the Department of Health Services collected $2.6 million more in fees last year from patients, caregivers and dispensaries than it actually took to run the program. And Sean Berberian noted the balance in the account as of the end of 2015 was nearly $11.5 million.”

By |2016-12-03T15:04:02-07:00December 3rd, 2016|AZ Marijuana Law Lawsuits, Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Medical Marijuana Patients Sue to Reduce Annual Pot Fee