A ballot measure has been introduced that would legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona. Carlos Alfaro, Arizona Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, will debate the measure with Seth Leibsohn, chair of the Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that some say would end the federal government’s war on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act seeks to reduce the federal government's ability to crack down on state-legal medical marijuana programs. It would also encourage more research into medical marijuana. Bruce Feder, a local attorney who deals with marijuana issues in his practice, will tell us more about the act.
A new report shows that drug and alcohol use among Arizona’s eighth, tenth and twelfth graders is down over the past two years. The study by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission also shows that more teens are getting marijuana from those with a medical marijuana card. Andy LeFevre of the commission will discuss the report.
Several changes are being considered for Arizona’s Medical Marijuana program, including the possible use of the drug for those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Public input is being sought on the changes. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will discuss the potential changes.
A 5-year-old Arizona boy, Zander Welton, has been approved to use medical marijuana to help control seizures. Representative John Kavanagh, who opposes medical marijuana use by children, and Dr. William Troutt, who supports use of medical marijuana by children, will discuss the issue
The Arizona Department of Health Services has set an August 7 deadline for medical marijuana dispensaries to open after receiving their certificate for operation. Several dispensaries say they have been bogged down by court fights over medical marijuana, and have sued to get more time to open. Three days of hearings are being held to determine if those operators will get more time. Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will talk about the hearing and give us an update on medical marijuana.
State Representative John Kavanagh has introduced a measure to allow voters in 2014 to decide whether to repeal the medical marijuana law passed by voters in 2010. Guests include Representative Kavanagh and Ryan Hurley, of the Rose Law Group, who is opposed to the plan.
This week the State Health Department held a lottery for applicants wanting to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona. 97 of 433 applicants were awarded dispensary registration certificates, but it’s unclear if they’ll ever get to open for business. Attorney General Tom Horne has issued an opinion that the State’s medical marijuana law is preempted by federal law. Hear from Horne and Andrew Myers who managed Arizona’s Prop 203 (medical marijuana initiative) campaign.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has decided not to expand Arizona’s medical marijuana program to include new ailments. Hear what ADHS Director Will Humble and UA assistant professor Dr. Sue Sisley have to say about the decision.
The Arizona Department of Health Services recently took public testimony about adding debilitating medical conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program. ADHS Director Will Humble provides an update.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, eight doctors have issued nearly half of all medical marijuana certifications in Arizona. DHS Director Will Humble discusses his response to the data.
Arizona’s Governor and Attorney General have filed a federal lawsuit to find out if the State’s medical marijuana law is constitutional and to determine if State workers who administer the program could face criminal prosecution. Attorney Scot Claus, a partner in the Phoenix law firm Mariscal-Weeks, gives his take on the lawsuit and the constitutionality of Arizona’s medical marijuana law.
Arizona’s Governor and Attorney General have filed a lawsuit to determine if Arizona’s medical marijuana system violates federal law. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services talks about how the lawsuit will impact the medical marijuana program.
The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.
The State Department of Health Services has issued the final rules that will govern Arizona’s medical marijuana program that starts in mid-April. DHS Director Will Humble explains how the system will work.
The Arizona Department of Health Services released a set of revised rules regarding medical marijuana. The changes focus on a number of issues including doctor-patient relationships and the location of marijuana dispensaries. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, discusses.
Arizona voters have approved Prop 203 which allows the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions. Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Service, talks about how medical marijuana will be governed.
Voters will be deciding on a medical marijuana initiative this November. Proposition 203 would protect terminally or seriously ill patients from state prosecution for using limited amounts of marijuana on a doctor’s recommendation. The proposition contains many other provisions to regulate medical marijuana. Paul Charlton of Keep Arizona Drug Free and Joe Yuhas of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project will discuss the pros and cons of proposition 203.