Arizona

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Arizona's first 'Cannabis-friendly' hotel opens in Phoenix

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PHOENIX  --  The Clarendon Hotel and Spa in downtown Phoenix is open for business. Hotel managers say it is "Arizona's first Cannabis-friendly hotel."

“We are a cannabis-friendly hotel and have a cannabis-friendly event company that is elevating and educating the community about cannabis,” says Daron Brotherton, the VP of Operations at the hotel.

 

Arizona Department of Public Health says they approved licenses for businesses to sell recreational marijuana.

 

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19
Jul

Marijuana Legalization Has Increased Arizona Home Values

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A new study has found that home values increase following the legalization of recreational marijuana.

“Something interesting that we noted was that the type of legalization actually had a huge impact,” Michelle Delgado of Clever Real Estate told KOB4 News. “So states that legalized recreational marijuana saw much bigger jumps in home values than states that only legalized medicinal marijuana or states that didn’t legalize it at all.”

Colorado home values went up $89,377 from 2017 to 2021. Arizona’s increased $80,558. In Texas, where recreational marijuana is not legal, home values increased $40,457 during the same time span.

“We found that if marijuana had been legal during those year, home values would have likely risen almost $53,000,” Delgado stated.

Thu
15
Jul

Arizona Launches Much-Needed Marijuana Conviction Expungement Program

Arizona residents with low-level marijuana convictions can have their records wiped clean under a state expungement program launched this week. The expungements for minor cannabis convictions are being issued in accordance with Proposition 207, the 2020 ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adults that was passed by 60 percent of the state’s voters.

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12
Jul

Marijuana is legal in 37 states across the USA now

Since 2012, 19 states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for adults over the age of 21. And 37 states have legalized medical marijuana – meaning that a majority of Americans have access to cannabis, whether medically or recreationally.

 

Three states-New Mexico, Virginia, and South Dakota-passed legalization in recent months, and the laws took effect in late June and early July.

 

In South Dakota, medical and recreational cannabis ballot measures passed in the November elections. But only the medical program appears to be underway as recreational marijuana faces challenges.

Thu
10
Jun

New Arizona law allows for expungement of some marijuana offenses

Thanks to the passage of Proposition 207, Arizona is one step closer to making it easier for people with certain marijuana-related offenses on their records to have them expunged. The process will be free.

Last week, the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts sent out a press release with a link to a website that helps individuals find out if they qualify for expungement, along with the necessary application forms.

“Provisions for expunging records that show the arrest, charge, adjudication, conviction or sentence of certain marijuana-related offenses take effect July 12, 2021,” it said.

Wed
09
Jun

How Arizona's Marijuana Industry Is Growing, Evolving

The marijuana industry in Arizona is changing — and growing.

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07
Jun

Post-pandemic Arizona job seekers flocking to flourishing marijuana industry

Before the pandemic, Aaron De La Rosa was working three jobs and no time to time to enjoy life or save money for a rainy day.

But as COVID-19 began to intensify and reach Arizona, his hours were slowly cut until he was officially let go.

“When I finally had that time to breathe and recollect myself, I said, ‘this isn’t the life I want to work towards,’” he added.

He was unemployed for eight months as the pandemic closed businesses, taxed the health care system and took thousands of lives.

After an unforgettable and difficult year, the economy is slowly recovering, and people are starting to head back to work.

Fri
04
Jun

Arizona's marijuana industry booming with new jobs

Before the pandemic, Aaron De La Rosa was working three jobs and no time to time to enjoy life or save money for a rainy day.

But as COVID-19 began to intensify and reach Arizona, his hours were slowly cut until he was officially let go.

“When I finally had that time to breathe and recollect myself, I said, ‘this isn’t the life I want to work towards,’” he added.

He was unemployed for eight months as the pandemic closed businesses, taxed the health care system and took thousands of lives.

After an unforgettable and difficult year, the economy is slowly recovering, and people are starting to head back to work.

Mon
26
Apr

The cannabis tourist's guide to legal US states

As more and more states decriminalize cannabis and legalize recreational use for adults, cannabis tourism is on the rise. Much as one might sample Seattle's famous coffee scene or check out the craft beer in hop capitals like Denver, Colorado and Bend, Oregon, visitors to legal states are dipping a toe into the local culture and sampling regional varietals of bud.

But knowing what the rules about purchasing and consuming cannabis are in different states can be a little tricky. Just in the past year, a slew of new states have sprung for legal cannabis legislation, including Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota and New Mexico. 

Wed
21
Apr

Arizona is No. 10 among marijuana-friendly states

With thousands of new jobs, booming sales, a growing tax base and just in time to celebrate 4/20 today, Arizona is ranked No. 10 among the most marijuana-friendly states in the U.S.

America is getting more and more marijuana-friendly every year. As of April 2021, 17 states have fully legalized marijuana, 27 states have decriminalized it and 36 states have laws allowing the use of medical marijuana. Legalization looks like the future, so QuoteWizard‘s team of analysts took a look at which states are leading the charge.


Key findings among marijuana-friendly states:

• Marijuana sales in fully legalized states passed $10 billion in 2020.

• The number of marijuana-related jobs increased by more than 20% in 2020.

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