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Marijuana patients living in six Arizona counties have to travel outside them to shop at a medical dispensary. The Arizona Department of Health Services plans to issue a half-dozen licenses on Friday.
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Mar. 9, 2023
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Last year saw an increase in the number of pediatric poison control cases tied to cannabis-related products. Out of 739 total cannabis incidents, 394 involved children — and 60% of those cases involved a trip to the hospital.
Mar. 1, 2023
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Since getting his permit, Miguel Haro has been hearing from other people looking for help to get theirs.
Jan. 23, 2023
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The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center in Phoenix has seen a dramatic increase in calls for young children ingesting marijuana edibles.
Jan. 12, 2023
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The growing legalization of cannabis in the U.S. is shifting organized crime groups in Mexico to synthetic drugs like methamphetamine.
Dec. 7, 2022
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The average age of menopause is 51. But perimenopause is that chapter when a person’s body starts transitioning to menopause. And with it can come physical and emotional symptoms that can last for years. Now, some women are looking to cannabis to treat those symptoms.
Nov. 29, 2022
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Proposition 207 authors gave Arizona a permanent obligation to finance justice reinvestment programs with marijuana revenue. But so far, millions of those dollars have gone unspent.
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Nov. 16, 2022
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Sonoran activist and attorney Miguel Angel Haro hopes the ruling will ease the process for others hoping to take advantage of a 2021 Supreme Court ruling.
Nov. 8, 2022
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Last month, President Joe Biden asked federal officials to review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law. If marijuana is reclassified, it could impact the long-term care industry.
Nov. 4, 2022
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As Arizona approaches the two-year anniversary of marijuana legalization in November, many health and safety questions about cannabis as a consumer product remain unanswered. A new study reiterates the old motto: Let the buyer beware.
Sep. 16, 2022
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon is co-founder of a cannabis company
As marijuana becomes legal in more and more states, celebrities are putting their names on different brands of cannabis products.
Sep. 15, 2022
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Proposition 207 authors carved out money from the legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana for what they called a justice reinvestment program. A local nonprofit is asking people to tell them how cash from a namesake fund should be spent.
Sep. 9, 2022
The Arizona Daily Star's Here Weed Go! podcast explores all aspects of cannabis culture in Arizona. It covers everything from cannabis legislation to scientific breakthroughs and the culture surrounding the cannabis industry.
Aug. 24, 2022
Local radio and TV stations are a step closer to cashing in on cannabis. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved language that would allow broadcasters to air marijuana ads.
Jul. 21, 2022
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New documents explain why the owner of a local marijuana dispensary wants federal officials to redo a union vote by its workers.
Jul. 15, 2022
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Workers at a local marijuana dispensary recently voted to form a union, but their employer Curaleaf has filed objections to the election with the National Labor Relations Board.
Jul. 13, 2022
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The Arizona auditor general found in 2019 that the state Department of Health Services had misallocated money from the medical marijuana fund. A new follow-up report says the health department has been slow to implement all policies and procedures needed to keep it from happening again.
Jun. 29, 2022
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A corporate entity that owns marijuana dispensaries throughout metro Phoenix is under a federal court order to offer a job to a former budtender who sought to form a union. But the parent company of Curaleaf Arizona could still prevail in the unfair labor practices case awaiting review by a federal agency.
Jun. 29, 2022
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A bill awaiting a vote from the Arizona House would help ensure marijuana buyers in the state are getting what they pay for, and avoid possibly dangerous surprises.
Jun. 17, 2022
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Using CBD products should not get you a positive test for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. But Banner Health’s poison control center says they’ve received an increasing number of reports from people who have failed marijuana drug tests but say they’ve only used CBD.
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