Arizona

Sat
12
Sep

Weekly US Cannabis Spot Price Index

September 11, 2015 – U.S. Cannabis Spot Index up fractionally to $2,133.  The national price may be at—or close to—its seasonal high.

Fri
11
Sep

Anti-Marijuana Crusaders to Talk "Science" of Cannabis in Phoenix

 

A group of scientists and activists is coming to Phoenix later this month to talk about the "science" of marijuana in what appears to be another publicly funded prohibitionist political event.

Tue
08
Sep

Budtending: There's A Class For That At Herbal Risings In Phoenix

A few years ago, you might hear the name Herbal Risings Cannabis College and picture students in beanies and tie-dye T-shirts fighting over the last bag of Doritos. A class called “Budtending 101” might get a few wisecracks.

How quickly things change: When Chad Olshavsky moved to Arizona with his wife in 2012, they founded a training program that was rigorous and professional. Olshavsky wants to groom dispensary agents with medical knowledge, just like your neighborhood pharmacist.

Mon
07
Sep

Border Patrol agents find 203 pounds of marijuana in go-kart

Border Patrol agents discovered 203 pounds of marijuana inside a go-kart. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) A Border Patrol K-9 unit seized 195 pounds of marijuana discovered in the trunk of a vehicle traveling through the Highway 95 checkpoint. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) YUMA, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) -

Border Patrol agents found more than 200 pounds of marijuana inside a go-kart that illegally crossed the U.S. border along the Colorado River last week, officials said.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the driver tried to elude the pursuing agents late Thursday evening. After a brief chase, the driver jumped out of the go-kart and fled back to Mexico. 

Fri
04
Sep

Arizona Medical-Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally in Las Vegas and Reno

Arizona's medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada.

Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can't legally buy it at Arizona dispensaries.

Nevada apparently is the only state that allows its dispensaries to sell to patients from other states. And now its dispensaries have begun to open, greatly expanding where Arizona's 80,000 patients can legally buy cannabis.

Thu
03
Sep

Marijuana and vets with PTSD

After 17 months, Dr. Suzanne Sisley is about to get the marijuana she needs to start a federally approved clinical study into whether marijuana helps veterans with PTSD.

She proposed this research five years ago, and has been herding bureaucratic turtles ever since. She’ll do the study in Arizona even though none of the state’s universities wanted to work with her on the fully funded study into one of the hottest topics around.

There is a list of reasons why vets are still waiting for answers.

One is the marijuana monopoly the feds built with your tax money.

Wed
02
Sep

Legal Marijuana in Arizona Would Generate $72M Yearly in Tax Revenue

Previous marijuana tax-revenue estimates were far too low, states a new report by the nonpartisan Grand Canyon Institute.

Arizona would raise about $72 million in revenue annually beginning in 2019 if voters make recreational marijuana legal in Arizona with an anticipated ballot initiative in 2016, says the report, published on the group's website.

Wed
26
Aug

Top 10 Reasons Legalized Marijuana Will Pass in Arizona

Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older, and Arizona voters probably will get the chance to decide the question for themselves next year.

Here are our Top 10 reasons why marijuana legalization will pass here next November:The people of the 48th state are a proud, independent-thinking bunch who prefer the federal government to butt out (except when we need money). It's a purple state with about 35 percent of voters registered as independent. Put the question before them, and Arizona voters will say "yes" to legal marijuana for a multitude of reasons.

Tue
25
Aug

Marijuana-Legalization Campaign Outraged by Arizona Republic's Erroneous Op-Ed on Tax ...

The oversize check presented to the state on Wednesday by backers of a plan to legalize marijuana in Arizona.

Ray Stern

Backers of a marijuana-legalization plan in Arizona are outraged over an unsigned editorial in the Arizona Republic published August 21 that used an inaccurate tax-revenue figure to bolster its claim that campaign officials were lying.

New Times also noticed the error on Friday morning and left the Republic's editorial page editor, Phil Boas, a message about it. The Republic later issued a correction.  

Fri
21
Aug

Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative Could Raise $40+ Million For Education

Backers of a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol estimate the measure would raise more than $40 million annually for education in Arizona. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol highlighted the potential revenue Wednesday by presenting the state with a jumbo-sized check during a “back-to-school” news conference in front of the state capitol.

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