Arizona

Sun
21
Jun

Havasu man cited for marijuana, drug paraphernalia possession

Police cited and released a Lake Havasu City man Friday for keeping marijuana in a jar after he was contacted in a fight.

Police said Ruben Kervanian was cited for the marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia for the rolling paper inside of the jar.

After police investigated a potential fight, they discovered the jar and Kervanian claimed ownership. He told police he did not have a medical marijuana card because but uses it for medicinal purposes and hasn’t obtained a card because the marijuana issued at the dispensary is not strong enough.

Sat
20
Jun

State Health Agency has No Evidence That Marijuana Killed Anyone

After five years of legal medical-marijuana in Arizona, health department officials say this week they have no evidence that marijuana has been the cause of any death in the state.

Nor can the same officials present to the public any supporting evidence behind a 2013 study that claims the deaths of 62 kids were "associated" with marijuana.

The study was brought into prominence this week after anti-legalization activist Sheila Polk, the four-term Yavapai County Attorney, used it to prop up her point that marijuana is dangerous.

"Safe pot? Tell that to the 62 kids who died," reads the headline on Polk's widely-published June 15 op-ed.

Fri
19
Jun

Industry Experts Launch Premier Online Radio Network for Cannabis Industry

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- CannabisRadio.com announces the launch of the Internet’s premier radio network committed to delivering insightful, educational and compelling cannabis content.

Wed
17
Jun

Did marijuana actually kill 62 kids in Arizona? Or...

If you happened to read a guest editorial in Tuesday's Arizona Republic by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk you might have come away believing that marijuana use killed 62 kids in Arizona in 2013.

Polk has no real proof of that, of course, hedging her bets with the word "associated." It's good work. But all her essay proves is that Polk wants to be like … me.

The Yavapai prosecutor is serving as vice chairwoman of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, and is doing everything she can to make the case against marijuana legalization. She's not making that argument in a hall of justice, however, but in the court of public opinion, where (as I well know) a bland set of facts can be made palatable with a heaping helping of spiced baloney.

Tue
16
Jun

Safe pot? Tell that to the 62 kids who died

My Turn: More youth deaths are linked to marijuana than alcohol or methamphetamine.

Marijuana is an addictive and hazardous drug. But lately, some have taken to proclaiming that "marijuana is safer than alcohol," a message that is not only wrong but dangerous.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, in a study that examines all deaths in Arizona of children under the age of 18, a disturbing number of child deaths resulted from substance use. It was linked to the deaths of 128 of Arizona's children in 2013.

Guess which substance was the most prevalent? Not alcohol, not methamphetamine (although they were close seconds), but marijuana. In 2013, marijuana use was associated with the tragic and needless deaths of 62 children in Arizona.

Tue
16
Jun

Endexx's Subsidiary, CBD Health Solutions, Enters Canna Flakes Into the 2015 HIGH TIMES NorCal Medical Cannabis Cup

CAVE CREEK, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2015) - Endexx Corporation's (OTC PINK: EDXC) subsidiary, CBD Health Solutions LLC., will be attending and selling products at the NorCal HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup in San Francisco, CA, the weekend of June 20-21st. CBD Health Solutions will enter its hemp-based Cannsumable© product Canna Flakes© into the 2015 HIGH TIMES NorCal Medical Cannabis Cup as part of a partnership withAqua Blitzed™, an established maker of premium zero-calorie infused sparkling water.

Mon
15
Jun

Marijuana's Potential Makes This Biotech Stock One of My Favorites

Marijuana has a long history of use in the treatment of illness, and the stigma associated with the drug is waning as more states embrace legalization of medical marijuana and many barriers to access disappear.

Continued momentum in the mainstreaming of medical marijuana could be good news for Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY  ) , a biotech company that is awaiting Food and Drug Administration approval of a new formulation of a long-standing marijuana treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea or anorexia caused by HIV.

Mon
15
Jun

Powerful business group opposes Arizona marijuana legalization

On the business side, recreational marijuana exposes employers to increased workplace accidents, more workers’ compensation claims and lower overall workplace productivity. We also can’t ignore the adverse effects marijuana has on adolescents’ developing brains, which has serious implications for the development of Arizona’s workforce talent pipeline. No credible economic development organization would tout marijuana legalization as a reason to locate in Arizona. Legalization sends the wrong message to the companies we want to grow and invest here. On the public health side, Arizona faces increased rates of addiction and the costs that come with drug treatment and rehabilitation.

Sun
14
Jun

Guam Officials learn about medicinal marijuana from the States

Officials from the Guam Department of Public Health recently returned from Arizona and California, where they were able to gain exposure on how the mainland handles medicinal marijuana.

"When you start looking at people's needs, we'd like to get this going as soon as possible," explained James Gillan, director of Public Health. He notes efforts in moving forward with the implementation of medicinal marijuana on Guam, citing part of that effort being staff from the Division of Environmental Health get trained and learn from other states who have experience on the matter. "If you don't know really what things look like and how they work and you try to guess at it, or read about it, sometimes that works, but I think in this case you had to have hands-on," he continued.

Tue
09
Jun

Six Possible Pot-Related Ballot Measures In Arizona You Should Know About

A lot of high hopes are riding on the November 2016 general election in Arizona.

 

Paperwork for no less than six marijuana-related ballot measures has been filed with the state Secretary of State's Office in the last few months, each aiming to make fundamental changes to the state's drug laws.

Only two or three are actually viable, most likely. Each needs to gather about 150,000 signatures — a formidable and expensive task.

But if you come across petition-gatherers asking for your signature on any of them, here are the basics you need to know:

1) Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

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