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Tagged With: Arizona

Arizona: Appellate Court Strikes Down Law Banning Medical Marijuana On Campus

An Arizona appellate court has ruled that a 2012 state law prohibiting the use of medical cannabis on college campuses is unconstitutional. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono. Arizona voters in 2010 narrowly approved a statewide initiative, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), permitting qualified patients … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Legislation Pending To Permit Commerce In Industrial Hemp

Legislation is pending, SB 1337, to permit for the licensed production of industrial hemp. The proposal redefines hemp as a legal agricultural product and finds, “[T]he development and use of industrial hemp can improve the economy.” It adds, “The purpose of the [legislation] is to promote the economy and agriculture in this state by allowing … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Measure introduced To Defelonize Minor Marijuana Offenses

Arizona Representative Mark Cardenas has introduced legislation, House Bill 2002, to defelonize minor marijuana possession offenses. Arizona’s penalties pertaining to the possession and/or sale of cannabis are among the toughest in the nation. Under present law, marijuana possession is classified as a felony, punishable by up to two years in jail. Annually, an estimated 20,000 … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Measures Introduced To Regulate Marijuana Retail Sales

Arizona Representative Mark Cardenas has introduced legislation to permit the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana for adults. House Bill 2003 would regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. The measures also permit individuals to cultivate marijuana for their own personal use.  Arizona’s penalties pertaining to … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Measures To Regulate Marijuana Retail Sales Tabled

House lawmakers failed to act on legislation to permit the personal cultivation and retail sale of marijuana by adults. House Bill 2006 and HB 2406 both sought to regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. The measures would have also permitted individuals to cultivate marijuana for their own personal … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Measure To Defelonize Minor Marijuana Offenses

House lawmakers failed to consider, House Bill 2007, legislation to defelonize minor marijuana possession offenses. Arizona’s penalties pertaining to the possession and/or sale of cannabis are among the toughest in the nation. Under present law, marijuana possession is classified as a felony, punishable by up to two years in jail. Annually, an estimated 20,000 Arizonans … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Adult Use Marijuana Measure Cleared For November Ballot

Arizona voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of cannabis. The Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents, The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the … Continue reading »

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