A majority of Arizona voters want marijuana legalized, a poll says

Fifty four percent of registered voters in Arizona approve of the legalization of marijuana, according to a new poll from OH Predictive Insights. The numbers show that only 33% of registered Arizona voters oppose the marijuana legalization.

“Arizona could be the 12th state to have legalized marijuana for adult use,” said Mike Noble, with the polling firm OH Predictive Insights.

The support holds across the state, with 58% of voters in Pima County approving and 55% in Maricopa County.

“Among even Republicans, who have been the most fervent against the recreational legalization, even they were slightly above water when it came to support,” said Noble.


Vaping crisis takes toll on September cannabis sales

Stocks quotes in this article: KSHB

The vaping crisis is taking its toll on cannabis vape sales, but overall cannabis sales continue to grow. Still, with over a thousand patients and multiple deaths as reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), cannabis consumers have become very cautious as to the products they purchase.


Arizona announces adoption of digital medical marijuana cards

State regulators in Arizona will begin issuing identification cards in digital form next month, according to a report from cannabis industry website Beginning December 1, the new digital marijuana identification cards will replace the physical cards currently being issued through the mail by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).

The new digital identification cards will be sent via email to patients. The email will include a PDF version of the identification card which can be accessed when needed or saved on a cellphone or other electronic device. Patients who wish to carry a physical card can print the PDF to keep with them.


9 States that could Vote to legalize marijuana in 2020

The numbers 11 and 33 come up quite often when the topic of marijuana legalization is discussed. Currently, 11 U.S. states allow the legal use of recreational marijuana, while 33 states have legalized medical cannabis. But those numbers could soon change.

Nine states could be on track to hold key votes on some form of marijuana legalization in 2020. Here are the states that could be next on the marijuana map -- and the stocks that could be poised to profit the most.


Hemp licenses issued by State 2019

  • The 29 U.S. states having reporting licensed hemp cultivation acreage total nearly half a million acres in combined cultivation land area, a massive increase over 2018's combined U.S. total of just over 100,000 acres.
  • Colorado leads the nation in hemp cultivation and processing land area with over 80,000 acres reported.
  • Oregon, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Montana lead in hemp program expansion efforts.
  • Tennessee leads in total hemp licenses issued in 2019.
  • At least 70% of the 2019 U.S. hemp harvest is intended for extract production.
  • California is poised to be the top-producing hemp state for both conventional and organic production as thousands of acres have already been planted in 2019.

20 States expected to fully legalize marijuana by 2024

The legal marijuana industry is budding before our eyes. What had once been considered a taboo industry that was swept under the rug by lawmakers has now become a front-and-center issue, as well as a big-time moneymaker for investors and companies involves in the pot industry.


Legalization of marijuana in Arizona: These are the rules that could be on the 2020 ballot

For the second time in four years, there's a chance Arizonans might be casting a vote to legalize marijuana on their November ballot.

A group backing the legalization released details Friday on a ballot measure that is looking to legalize the "responsible adult use of marijuana" in Arizona.

The 16-page "Smart and Safe Act" would legalize the sale, possession and consumption of up to one ounce, no more than 5 grams of which can be marijuana concentrate, of the drug for adults 21 years and older. Every adult would also be allowed to have not more than six plants at their home or 12 in homes with multiple adults.


If Arizona legalizes recreational marijuana, it should regulate its potency

The medical marijuana industry is reportedly gearing up for another initiative to legalize recreational pot in Arizona.

This will rekindle familiar arguments. But there is one new issue that should take center stage in this debate: the regulation of the potency of recreational marijuana.

The observation is frequently made that today’s marijuana isn’t the marijuana familiar to aging boomers from their college days. It’s far more potent.

And there is growing medical evidence linking high-potency pot with a substantially higher risk of psychosis.


Arizona Governor signs Law mandating quality control testing for medical cannabis products

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation into law amending the state’s medical cannabis access program.

Senate Bill 1494 requires that all medical marijuana products sold in licensed dispensaries be independently lab tested by November 1, 2020. Testing labs must be accredited and must have no financial relationship with any dispensaries. The measure also reduces application fees for medical cannabis card holders.


Arizona Court rules to include extracts & concentrates in medical marijuana program

In a unanimous ruling, the Arizona Supreme Court on May 28 found that cannabis resins and extracts are protected by the state’s voter-approved 2010 medical marijuana law. 

Writing for the court in State of Arizona v. Rodney Christopher Jones, Vice Chief Justice Robert Brutinel stated that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) “defines marijuana as including ‘all parts of any plant of the genus cannabis whether growing or not.’ Consistent with this language, we hold that AMMA’s definition of marijuana includes both its dried-leaf/flower form and extracted resin, including hashish.”


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