Arizona

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.

Fri
17
Mar

Arizona ruling allows setting of conditions on pot use for PTSD

An Arizona court ruling upholds a state agency's decision to improve conditions on allowing use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disordered.

The Court of Appeals ruling Thursday rejects the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association's challenge to conditions that the Department of Health Services required physicians to include in certifications for patients.

The nurses group sued after the department acted on the group's 2013 request to add PTSD to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana is authorized.

The nurses group contends the department lacks authority to impose conditions and can only approve or deny petitions for expanded use of medical marijuana.

Wed
15
Mar

Arizona marijuana researcher raises questions about Uncle Sam's stash

Even if you’ve never used it, medical marijuana has a pretty distinctive look and aroma. The exception, according to a Valley researcher, is the marijuana that’s federally authorized for medical trials.

Dr. Sue Sisley is conducting the first-ever federally approved study on the effects of cannabis on veterans suffering from PTSD. The Scottsdale physician spent six years fighting for approval and finally got a shipment of clinical-grade marijuana for testing last year.

But when she opened the packaging, she wasn't too happy.

“I, of course, was disappointed,” she said.

Thu
23
Feb

Federal Rep: Nukes Could Be Smuggled Into Country Via Marijuana Bales

In 2015 the DEA warned the State of Utah that if it legalized medical marijuana, there would be a stoned rabbit epidemic. That was one of the most blatant attempts at spreading reefer madness than I had seen. But what I read today may top even the stoned rabbit warning. A Congressman from Arizona stated this week that Trump’s wall needed to be built in order to keep out a nuclear weapon hidden in a bale of marijuana. Literally. Per Talking Points Memo:

Fri
10
Feb

Arizona Packaging Issue Prompts Marijuana Condiment Recall

An Arizona-based medical marijuana dispensary is recalling four weed-infused condiments due to packaging and pathogen concerns.

Before putting “Marynara” tomato sauce on your pasta, make sure it hasn’t been tainted. A recent article from AZ Central says that four marijuana-infused food items available at a variety of Arizona dispensaries have been recalled including: Marynara Tomato Sauce, Dank’s Redhot Sauce, Funny Mustard, and Spicy Highnz Ketchup.

Mon
30
Jan

Medical marijuana in Arizona generated $280 million in sales, $30 million in tax revenue

Medical marijuana in Arizona generated $280 million in sales, $30 million in tax revenue

Medical marijuana is a growing industry across the country, and that's especially true here in Arizona.

The latest numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services show there are now more card holders than ever before, and they are also using more cannabis than ever before.

All of it comes on the heels of an election that saw voters narrowly reject an effort to legalize recreational use of pot in our state.

"I think a lot of people were waiting to see if it's going to pass. It's a lot easier for 'hey I'm going to try cannabis for whatever medical conditions," said Lilach Mazor Power of Giving Tree Wellness.

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