Arizona Medical Cannabis News:

March 31, 2015

Questions Cloud the Horizon for Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry

By John Schroyer By some measures, the Arizona cannabis market is riding high. The state reported $112 million in sales in 2014, making it one of the largest MMJ industries [click to continue...]

March 23, 2015

Chart of the Week: Arizona’s Cannabis Cultivation Over-Capacity

By Becky Olson According to data gathered by Benchmark Commercial Real Estate (BMCRE) in Arizona, the amount of square footage approved for potential cannabis cultivation massively exceeds what the current [click to continue...]

February 9, 2015

Large Phoenix MMJ Grow Wins Go-Ahead

A company has received the green light to build a 20-acre indoor medical marijuana cultivation facility within 1,000 feet of a neighborhood in Phoenix, which is technically not allowed under [click to continue...]

January 23, 2015

Week in Review: Arizona Market Data, Vape Lounges in New England & Rec Real Estate Boom

By John Schroyer Arizona medical marijuana sales skyrocket, vape lounges gain traction in more states and cannabis entrepreneurs trigger a real estate boom in new rec markets. Here’s a closer [click to continue...]

January 20, 2015

Arizona MMJ Sales Triple to Hit $112M

Medical marijuana is booming in Arizona. Dispensaries in the state recorded $112 million in medical cannabis sales last year, nearly triple the total in 2013, according to the Arizona Department [click to continue...]

December 30, 2014

Dispensary That Shaped Arizona Law Opens Doors

A Sun City, Arizona, dispensary whose court case helped pave the way for other medical cannabis centers in the state finally opened its doors this week after a lengthy legal [click to continue...]

December 2, 2014

Cannabis Legalization Could Bring Arizona $48M Annually

If Arizona officials want an extra $48 million a year, they should legalize marijuana. That’s how much the state stands to make if it winds up legalizing recreational sales, according [click to continue...]

November 24, 2014

Chart of the Week: MMJ Patient Stats in Arizona – Males, Females and Age Breakdown

By Jennifer Mann The largest demographic group of registered medical marijuana patients in Arizona consists of men between the ages of 18 and 30, more than three times the number [click to continue...]

September 26, 2014

Week in Review: 2016 on the Radar + Choice Words for Alaska TV Reporter & Eye-Popping Fees in MD

By Marijuana Business Media staff Efforts to legalize marijuana in 2016 heat up in several states, a television reporter’s on-air comments generate criticism, and Maryland considers lofty fees for MMJ [click to continue...]

September 23, 2014

Arizona Rec Legalization Effort Officially Begins

The Marijuana Policy Project has formally filed documents in Arizona to start work on a 2016 ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. The initiative [click to continue...]

July 10, 2014

Arizona Adds PTSD to Cannabis Program

Arizona will add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying ailments under its medical marijuana program, a move that could help boost the market for dispensaries by thousands of [click to continue...]

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Potency Isn’t the Future of Cannabis

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As marijuana use broadens across the age and culture spectrum, the products that will get [click to continue...]

Kansas Firm to Design $80,000-a-Year Portal For License Management

A Kansas-based company will build an online portal allowing cannabis business owners to apply for [click to continue...]

Alaska To Allow Edibles, Concentrates After Amendment Fails

Edibles and oils won’t be banned in Alaska when the state’s rec market opens. On [click to continue...]

Leaked Documents Behind Dismissal of OR Official

Tom Burns (Photo: OLCC)

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) says Tom Burns, the former head of marijuana programs [click to continue...]

Activity Ramps Up for Tommy Chong’s Cannabusiness Interests

Tommy Chong is expanding his marijuana empire. According to a press release, Bud Genius will [click to continue...]

Helping Marijuana Consumers Find Love

Want to meet someone with whom you can share your life, and your marijuana? There’s [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Program Hampered by ‘Burdensome’ Rules

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A New York Assemblyman who was among the sponsors of the MMJ legalization law says [click to continue...]

Poll: Increasing Majority of CA Voters Support Rec MJ

A study released last week backs up what many in the marijuana industry view as [click to continue...]

CO, WA, OR Attorneys General File Responses to Rec Lawsuit

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman filed a formal response with the U.S. Supreme Court on [click to continue...]

Dispensaries Could Open In Hawaii By Next Year

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Dispensary owners could find their own piece of paradise earlier than previously expected after a [click to continue...]

Firing of Oregon’s MJ Program Head Won’t Delay Rec Rollout

Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs in Oregon, was removed from his post Thursday. According [click to continue...]

CO Legislature Moves To Establish Marijuana Testing References

Under a new bill in the Colorado Legislature, the state would create established testing standards [click to continue...]

Willie Nelson to Open Rec Shops, Found New Brand

Willie Nelson

By next year, legendary 81-year-old performer and noted cannabis fan Willie Nelson plans to have [click to continue...]

Australian Cannabis Company Acquires Canadian MMJ Producer

Australian medical cannabis company PhytoTech Medical Limited has entered into a merger agreement with Canadian [click to continue...]