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PHOENIX NEW TIMES | RAY STERN | AUGUST 27, 2018

A legal rights group is suing Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery over his lucrative program with a drug treatment firm that targets cannabis consumers and punishes impoverished people more than others.

Civil Rights Corps, based in Washington, D.C., filed a complaint this week in Arizona U.S. […]

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SARA BRITTANY SOMERSET  February 14, 2018 Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans Affairs doctors could not legally prescribe: cannabis.

“Once I did use cannabis, immediately I felt the relief,” […]

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The Associated Press Feb 9, 2018

PHOENIX — Voters would have another chance to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Arizona under a proposal in the state House.

The proposal from Republican Rep. Todd Clodfelter of Tucson and Democratic Rep. Mark Cardenas of Phoenix was announced Thursday. If approved by the House and Senate, it […]

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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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BRUCE BARCOTT, deputy director of Leafly
July 27, 2017

The Senate Appropriations approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana patients this morning, delivering a setback to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In May, Sessions delivered a letter to Congress specifically requesting that leaders reject that budget amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment.

The amendment, led by Sen. Patrick […]

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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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February 4, 2015 (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Will Dunham)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” U.S. […]

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By Andrew Harris – Aug 22, 2014 Bloomberg.com

America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: in one it’s legal, in the other it’s not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail.

The 34-year-old Arizona man may face a decade in prison and deportation following an arrest in 2012. On a trip […]

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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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