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Cannabis companies say legal weed will save Mexico, but no one’s sure how

Sponsors of Expoweed 2021 in Mexico City - which aims to “break stigmas” of marijuana use and “create new paradigms as a society” - hails the cannabis industry’s ability to tackle society’s issues, but understates the history of drug violence as Mexico moves towards legalization.... Read more»

Navajo hemp investigation expands to federal marijuana, labor probe

A Navajo Nation probe of a controversial, Navajo-owned hemp operation has turned into a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.... Read more»

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Burning for action: Climate crisis revealed in skies over Tucson & eyes of columnist

Climate change is here and its risks are disastrous. The odds of having once-in-a-generation freakish weather year after year are getting mathematically remote.... Read more»1

Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

Gazing over the cotton fields on his 300-acre farm outside Casa Grande, Paul Ollerton weighed the risks and opportunities of a new crop that, come this summer, will be legal to grow for the first time in decades.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona's 54th Legislature: Smell the sanity (and/or fear)

The 54th Arizona Legislature is acting someone put two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen in their drinking water. Could it be they’ve read my work? Or do they just know a thing or two about elections and consequences?... Read more»

Lawmaker wants to establish industrial hemp industry in Arizona

A Republican state senator from Lake Havasu City sees economic opportunity in industrial hemp and wants to bring Arizona into the fold.... Read more»

Legislative roundup: Cell phones and tampon tax

On Valentine’s Day, the Arizona State Capitol was full of gratuitous shows of love: singing on the House floor, heart-shaped balloons on the rose garden. But whether state minimum wage workers will feel the love became the question. Meanwhile, legislators reviewed bills on tax returns, sales taxes on tampons, teen drivers and more.... Read more»