Category Archives: Arizona

Arizona Officials Note Spike In Medical Marijuana Sales Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Add Arizona to the list of states where marijuana sales have jumped amid the coronavirus pandemic. Local television station 3TV/CBS 5 reported this week that “around 17,000 pounds of medical marijuana was sold in the state during March,” which was “up around a ton from February’s figure, and included around 100,000 more transactions than in…

Officials Say Arizona Hemp Crops Testing Positive for THC

Arizona hemp farmers may be feeling a bit panicked after the state’s Department of Agriculture’s Plant Services Division published a report stating that 41 percent of the hemp plants they tested had THC levels that were too high.  “It’s a high-risk deal,” said head farmer for Arizona Hemp Supply Co. Dustin Shill. “Right now, it’s […]

Arizona Announces Adoption Of Digital Medical Marijuana Cards

State regulators in Arizona will begin issuing identification cards in digital form next month, according to a report from cannabis industry website Beginning December 1, the new digital marijuana identification cards will replace the physical cards currently being issued through the mail by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS). The new digital identification […]

Arizona Voters May Have Recreational Cannabis on the 2020 Ballot

A campaign is underway in Arizona to put the question of recreational cannabis legalization on the ballot for 2020. The group spearheading the effort, Smart and Safe Arizona, was behind a push to legalize cannabis in 2016. Their previous campaign faced major opposition from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. But Smart and Safe Arizona says […]

Arizona Governor Has One More Day to Sign New Medical Marijuana Bill

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona has just one more day to sign a bill that would require lab testing of medical marijuana products and reduce the cost to patients who access the state’s medicinal cannabis program. The measure, Senate Bill 1494, would require the testing of cannabis products for pesticides, mold, and fungus by […]

Farmers are now able to legally grow hemp in Arizona

PHOENIX (FOX 10) – It is now officially legal for farmers to grow hemp in the state of Arizona. The Arizona Hemp Program, which launched Saturday, falls under the jurisdiction of the state’s agriculture department. The program allows hemp to be used to manufacture products and allows them to be shipped across state lines. Summer is the […]

Arizona Supreme Court: Cannabis Concentrates Protected Under Medical Marijuana Law

The Arizona Supreme Court just announced a landmark decision related to medical marijuana in the state. Specifically, the court ruled that extracts and concentrates are legal under the terms of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The decision concludes what has turned into a protracted legal battle that for years put medical marijuana patients in a […]

ACLU Demands Arizona Court Stops Prosecutions of Medical Marijuana Patients

Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona. There are state-licensed dispensaries, physicians and patients. But across the state, and most intensely in Maricopa County under the leadership of Attorney General Bill Montgomery, law enforcement is going after people who legally obtain and use medical cannabis extracts. Patients are facing arrest, prosecution and the threat of prosecution, […]