Arizona Lawmaker Wants to Cut Expenses for Medical-Marijuana Cardholders

A Republican lawmaker wants to reduce the financial burden on medical- marijuana patients.

A proposal by Sen. Sonny Borrelli of Lake Havasu would extend the state’s current one-year certifications for medical-marijuana cards to two years. For patients, that would eliminate both the expense of a required second-year trip to the doctor and of paying the second-year annual fee to the state. Continue reading “Arizona Lawmaker Wants to Cut Expenses for Medical-Marijuana Cardholders”

Pharma CEO who funded anti-marijuana campaign accused of giving docs kickbacks to prescribe opioids

U.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year.

The fraud and racketeering case against Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor came the same day President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency. Continue reading “Pharma CEO who funded anti-marijuana campaign accused of giving docs kickbacks to prescribe opioids”

State’s First Medical Marijuana Drive-Thru Opens In Sun City, Arizona

The Grand Canyon State’s first medical marijuana drive-thru opens in Sun City, Arizona today (Oct. 27) at 5 p.m. And owners are hoping the new location will offer medical cannabis patients in Arizona something special.

All Greens Dispensary now resides near the intersection of Bell Road and 99th Avenue in Sun City. The dispensary is celebrating its grand (re-)opening with a few new features. Continue reading “State’s First Medical Marijuana Drive-Thru Opens In Sun City, Arizona”

Montgomery to Appeal Ruling on Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Law

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he’ll ask the Arizona Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that the state’s medical marijuana law is constitutional in requiring counties to approve reasonable zoning regulations.

The Court of Appeals’ ruling Tuesday rejected Montgomery’s argument that the state medical marijuana law is pre-empted by the federal Controlled Substances Act, a federal law that still makes marijuana illegal. Continue reading “Montgomery to Appeal Ruling on Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Law”

Marijuana Legalization in Arizona Could Have Big Influence On Real Estate

If Arizona voters pass Prop 205 legalizing recreational marijuana, it could have a big impact on the industrial and retail market around the state. Continue reading “Marijuana Legalization in Arizona Could Have Big Influence On Real Estate”