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from Phoenix New Times
by Ray Stern |January 5, 2018

Stay strong, Arizona medical-marijuana patients. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and local authorities have little power to stop you from consuming, possessing, or even growing cannabis under state law.

The 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act contains a sort of “Dracula clause”: If freedom-hating prohibitionists […]

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from Phoenix New Times
RAY STERN | DECEMBER 15, 2017 Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery was one of the most vocal opponents of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, and fought hard to kill it after voters made it the law of the land. This week, his years-long crusade to overturn the law […]

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Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:30 am
Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — Claiming the state is hoarding funds, two medical marijuana users want a judge to reduce the annual charge for the legally required registration cards.
In legal papers filed here, the attorney for Yolanda Daniels and Lisa Becker points out […]

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By Ray Stern Tue., Mar. 4 2014, Phoenix New Times

Bill Montgomery has been stymied in two separate cases of medical-marijuana patients who possessed small amounts of concentrated marijuana.

Records show that the Republican county attorney will continue to try to saddle one of the valid patients with a felony conviction.

But before we tell you […]

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My Turn
By Dr. Gina Mecagni, Fri Nov 22, 2013

 

As medical students at Georgetown University, we were indoctrinated with the traditions and values of our attending physicians. It was there that I was taught how to care for patients. It was there that I first heard and would hear repeatedly throughout my […]

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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:01 am
By JULIA SHUMWAY, Cronkite News Service

PHOENIX — When Arizona voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2010, Steve Cottrell saw a way to combine his laboratory background and his interest in the plant he’d been studying since his 11-year-old son died of cancer more than a […]

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Arizona has one of the most up-to-date and tightly regulated Medical Marijuana Programs in the country. The state has learned from the “Wild-West” MMJ states like California & Colorado, and designed a very efficient and tightly regulated industry for “ganjapreneurs” to compete in. Having these strict guidelines to abide by works in favor […]

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ADHS accepts petitions to add a debilitating medical condition to the list of debilitating medical conditions for the Medical Marijuana Program in January and July of each year.

Public Comment Period for January 2012 Petitions

During the month of January 2012, ADHS accepted petitions to add to the list of debilitating medical conditions. Several of […]

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SUMMARY: Just over 50 percent of voters (50.13 percent) approved Proposition 203 on November 2, 2010. The law removes state-level criminal penalties on the use and possession of marijuana by patients who have “written certification” from their physician that marijuana may alleviate his or her condition. The law took effect on April 14, 2011. Patients […]

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by John Stanley – Dec. 21, 2011 11:14 AM
The Republic | azcentral.com

Although the status of medical marijuana remains a bit hazy in Arizona, facilities that help people apply for patient cards continue to spring up — including in Gilbert.

The Green Cross Patient Center opened in Gilbert nearly two months ago in […]

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