Arizona

Fri
19
May

Arizona judge rejects effort to lower fees for medical marijuana users

A judge has rebuffed efforts by medical marijuana users to force the state to reduce the fees it charges patients.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry said she does not dispute that the Department of Health Services is collecting more from medical marijuana users than it needs to administer the program.

In fact, documents obtained by Capitol Media Services show that this fiscal year, which began in June, the agency has taken in more than $19.9 million in fees. By contrast, expenses in the same period total less than $7.8 million.

And the balance in the fund, which rolls over from year to year, now exceeds $31 million.

Fri
19
May

Wana Brands and AltMed Enterprises sign licensing deals to expand product offerings in Colorado & Arizona

Wana Brands and AltMed Enterprises announce the completion of licensing deals to bring Wana Brands’ top selling edibles to the Arizona market and AME’s award winning MüV line of medical cannabis infused products to the Colorado market. Wana Brands’ entry into the Arizona market will be through a licensing deal between its affiliate, Mountain High Infused Products, LLC and AltMed Arizona, an affiliate of AltMed Enterprises.  A licensing agreement between NuTrae, LLC doing business as MüV (a subsidiary of AltMed Enterprises) and Wana Brands opens the door to MüV products becoming available in Colorado.

Mon
15
May

Coming soon: vending machines that scan your fingerprints and sell you pot

The long list of strange things you can buy from a vending machine already includes cupcakes, raw meat, wine, gold, and underwear. Up next: marijuana.

Thu
04
May

PathogenDx launches disruptive environmental screening technology for cannabis growers

The PDx-Es technology for environmental screening will provide growers and cultivators information on detection of pathogen contamination for up to 30 organisms with a turnaround of less than a day

PDx-Es for Environmental Screening, will specifically target growers and cultivators who are at major risk of contamination during their grow cycles

PathogenDx, an Arizona, US-based biotechnology company, which has developed a disruptive, game-changing pathogen detection screening platform, recently completed the development of its second product aimed at the legalised cannabis sector.

This is the second product offering from the company after the launch of its PDx-C technology for regulated microbial testing within the medical and recreational cannabis sector.

Thu
04
May

Harvest of AZ takes a different approach to medical marijuana

The absence of the usual signals — a lighted green cross or a bright green leaf with the distinctive spikey leaves — is not a coincidence. It’s truly by design.

It was a deliberate decision Harvest of AZ CEO Steve White and his business partners made when coming up with the model for their medical marijuana dispensary in 2010.

“We are a medical facility, and it’s important that it be reflected in everything we do,” said White, a business-litigation attorney who traded in court appearances for an entrepreneur role in Arizona’s growing medical-cannabis industry. “The design is to be an extension of our business principles.”

Tue
11
Apr

Wana Brands Co-Owner Nancy Whiteman to Offer Infused Product Insights at leading Industry Events

Wana Brands Co-Owner Nancy Whiteman will offer Cannabis industry insights on innovative trends  and discuss tools and strategies for marketing infused products at leading industry events including The Imperious Cannabis Business Expo (Phoenix, AZ; April 12-13) CannaCon Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA; April 20-22)  National Cannabis Industry Cannabis Business Summit & Expo (Oakland, CA: June, 20-22) and the DispensaryNext Conference and Expo (Denver,CO; July 17-18). 

Tue
11
Apr

Is This Fast-Acting “Cannabis Shot” the Future of Edibles?

“To me, we have the fastest way to get stoned on the market,” says Tony Alfiere, the inventor behind Quigley’s new short-release THC concoction.

All photos courtesy of Tony Alfiere and Quigley's Extracts

Fri
07
Apr

Ruling overturns law banning medical marijuana on Arizona college campuses

An appellate court ruled Thursday that Arizona colleges and universities can prohibit medical marijuana on campuses but lawmakers can't make it a crime.

The medical-marijuana law approved by Arizona voters in 2010 allowed cardholders to possess small amounts of marijuana but it prohibited possession in prisons, schools and on school buses.

The ruling Thursday struck down a 2012 decision by the Legislature to expand the off-limits list by adding college and university campuses.

However, the Court of Appeals ruling said colleges and universities can still forbid possession of medical pot under their own rules.

Mon
03
Apr

Arizona: Big Pharma's Anti-Marijuana Stance Aims to Squash the Competition, Activists Say

As marijuana legalization swept the US in November, Arizona was alone in its rejection of legal weed.

Wed
29
Mar

The DEA Claims That Synthetic THC Is Safer Than the Natural Stuff in Regular Marijuana

Syndros, a liquid marijuana substitute that contains a synthetic version of the marijuana ingredient that makes users feel high (THC), has been assigned a less restrictive drug category than real weed.

The liquid is developed by Arizona-based pharmaceutical company InSys Therapeutics, the company behind synthetic opioid Fentanyl, which is around 100 times more powerful than morphine.

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