Arizona Medical Cannabis News:

July 7, 2014

PTSD Cannabis Study Hits Snag

The study of marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has hit a major snag, which is discouraging news for the medical cannabis industry. Dr. Suzanne Sisley, who had [click to continue...]

June 19, 2014

Arizona Group Abandons 2014 Legalization Campaign

Marijuana entrepreneurs in Arizona will have to put their hopes for a recreational cannabis industry on hold. The advocacy group Safer Arizona has abandoned its effort to get a legalization [click to continue...]

June 12, 2014

Dispensary Offers to Work With Hospitals, Universities

A medical marijuana company is offering to work with research institutions that want to study the medical qualities of the plant, hoping the idea will build goodwill, foster community relations [click to continue...]

June 12, 2014

ASA Certifies 1st Cannabis Companies Under New Program

Americans for Safe Access has begun certifying cannabis businesses as part of a new program that seeks to verify the quality and reliability of medical marijuana on the market. Two [click to continue...]

June 9, 2014

Arizona Proposes New Rules for Edibles

Arizona's top health official has proposed new rules for edible marijuana products and the dispensaries that sell them. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, wants dispensaries to [click to continue...]

May 13, 2014

Arizona Dispensary Turned Down By Charities

Some charities in Arizona apparently don't want anything to do with the medical marijuana industry, which is creating challenges for non-profit dispensaries looking to unload excess cash and gain community [click to continue...]

May 6, 2014

Arizona City Votes Down Dispensaries

Don't expect to see dispensaries in the heart of Arizona's third-largest city anytime soon. Local officials in Mesa have rejected a proposal that would have allowed medical marijuana centers to [click to continue...]

March 24, 2014

Arizona Judge Upholds MMJ Extracts

Medical marijuana patients in Arizona are celebrating a victory after a judge upheld patients' rights to consume marijuana extracts, edibles and CBD oil. On Friday, judge Katherine Cooper ruled that [click to continue...]

March 19, 2014

Cannabis-Friendly Landlord Finalizes $4.6 Million Deal

One of Arizona's largest real estate deals in 2014 has closed, and the property is specifically designed to attract medical marijuana tenants. Zoned Properties, a real estate company and landlord [click to continue...]

March 18, 2014

Edibles Companies Fear Local Laws in Arizona

The patchwork of local laws governing edibles in Arizona has created an uneasy business climate for manufacturers. And at least one company is so worried about legal repercussions that it [click to continue...]

February 11, 2014

Proposed AZ Rule Changes Would Impact Dispensaries

Arizona officials are weighing several changes to the state's medical marijuana rules that could both hurt and help dispensaries. The proposals include: - Tweaking the distance requirement for growing cannabis [click to continue...]

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Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare MMJ Positions

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall "well short" of expectations due to [click to continue...]