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Supreme Court: Yuma sheriff must return seized medical marijuana

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider Yuma County's appeal of a state court ruling that the county sheriff had to return seized marijuana to a woman with a medical marijuana card. County officials hard argued that returning the drugs would violate federal law. ... Read more»1

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Slim majority favors legal pot in Az

Nearly four years after Arizonans narrowly approved medical marijuana, a poll suggests that a slight majority favors legalizing the drug. Fifty-one percent of those responding to the Behavior Research Center's Rocky Mountain Poll said the sale of marijuana should be legal. ... Read more»4

Advocates, docs urge Az to add PTSD to medical pot treatments

On Tuesday, Mike Ulinger, who retired after 30 years as a Phoenix firefighter, and others urged the Arizona Department of Health Services to add PTSD to the list of debilitating conditions qualifying patients for medical marijuana.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: The future of Ronstadt Transit Center

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Founder of the Bus Riders Union Brian Flagg, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Marquez-Peterson, Financial Adviser Shelly Fishman, DUI Defense Attorney Jim Nesci... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: 'Stamp out Hunger' this Saturday

Interviews with Sen. Linda Lopez, Dr. Keith Boesen of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel, TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, Bill Carnegie of the Community Food Bank of Arizona and Dan Turrentine of the Letter Carriers Association, plus Councilman Paul Cunningham... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: DUI laws and MMJ

Interviews with defense attorney Jim Nesci on how DUI laws and medical marijuana intersect, plus the president of the Arizona Parent Education Network, Ann-Eve Pederson, along with Jim Nintzel from the Tucson Weekly and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Study: Medical marijuana will spark 1,500 jobs in Az

The medical marijuana industry will create 1,500 jobs in Arizona, according to a new study sponsored by a medical marijuana trade group. Leading medical marijuana opponent says the study is flawed because it doesn't account for the cost of prosecuting those who will abuse the system. ... Read more»1

Pew marijuana poll: Most say legalize drug

In the Pew marijuana poll, 52 percent of Americans support legalizing the drug while 45 percent oppose it.... Read more»

Marijuana as medicine: Miracle or public health catastrophe?

The world is embracing a more liberal approach to cannabis, and nearly three-quarters of Americans support giving patients access to the drug. But is medical marijuana the wonder-drug it's cracked up to be? (with video)... Read more»1

Republicans take on medical marijuana labeling, cultivation

For Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, some edible medical marijuana products are too easy to mistake for candy and should be labeled clearly by law. Hers is among several bills legislative session addressing how the medical marijuana system approved in 2010 should work. ... Read more»

Medical marijuana supporters rally against plan for new vote

On Thursday, a few dozen supporters rallied outside the State Capitol against legislation calling for a new statewide vote on medical marijuana. “I’m not an outlaw. I’m not a criminal, I just want to be well,” said Brian Anapol. “I got the card six months ago and it cut my pain medication intake in half."... Read more»

Kavanagh plants seed for medical marijuana re-vote

A lawmaker wants to have another statewide vote on medical marijuana. A resolution by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, would put the issue on the 2014 ballot. Kavanagh said there's good cause to believe most Arizona voters no longer support the program.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Legal battle over Az medical pot continues

The Friday Focus spotlighted Will Humble, Arizona Health Services director, plus the Reporters' Roundtable with Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star, and Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly. Plus, Matt Russell, "Tucson's Culinary Cruiser" had the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

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One dope over the line: Extra MMJ plants grow into pot bust

An extra medical marijuana plant (or seven) grew into a pot bust for a Sierra Vista woman on Friday when she pulled over-the-line plants from their pots and tossed them outside as police were responding to a domestic violence call.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Flake hits Carmona on tobacco holdings

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, and the GOP state Senate candidate in LD9, Tyler Mott; plus attorney Don Loose.... Read more»

Official: 'Recreational’ use of medical marijuana inevitable

Arizona has done a better job than other states at developing a medical marijuana system that discourages cheating, but there's no way to guarantee that some people won't use it for recreational purposes, the state's top health official Will Humble said Wednesday. ... Read more»

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