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WNBA teams around the country have honored Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for 100 days as of Saturday. The Los Angeles Sparks have her initials and uniform number painted on their court.

Saturday marked 100 days since Brittney Griner was taken into Russian custody near Moscow after Russian Federal Customs Service claimed it found vape cartridges containing the marijuana concentrate hashish oil in her luggage. Read more»

Nature’s Medicine in Phoenix serves medical and recreational marijuana users. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act states that no landlord may refuse to lease to a person based solely on the applicant’s status as a cardholder, unless it would cause the landlord to lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations.

Although the use of both medical and recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona, it is still illegal under federal law and banned from government-subsidized housing under HUD rules - a policy advocates and attorneys call discriminatory and counterproductive. Read more»

According to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, marijuana taxes in March totaled more than the state’s tobacco and liquor taxes combined.

Medical marijuana sales in Arizona continued to slide in March, dropping for the fifth consecutive month as recreational cannabis sales soared to new heights after a small lull in January 2022, going up at least $2 million per month in February and March. Read more»

A line of customers on the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Tucson, in January 2021.

The city of Tucson and Pima County have launched public outreach campaigns as they prepare changes in zoning codes to allow the opening of dispensaries that sell only recreational marijuana. Read more»

Across the country, attitudes toward cannabis are becoming more permissive and accepting, but partisan gridlock in Congress virtually ensures that legislation to decriminalize marijuana will languish and die in the U.S. Senate. Read more»

As Brittney Griner, left, remains detained in Russia on drug charges, Diana Taurasi and other Phoenix Mercury teammates worry about her safety.

While Brittney Griner remains in Russia after detainment on apparent drug charges, the rest of the reigning Western Conference champions try to shift their focus toward Phoenix Mercury training camp - but it hasn't been easy. Read more»

Medical cannabis sales dropped by about $4 million from January to February this year, while adult-use recreational gained a little more than $1 million, as sales statewide continue to lag behind a robust end-of-year surge in recreational sales in 2021. Read more»

Prerolls and a tip jar sit on the counter at Sol Flower in Tempe.

The U.S. House passed legislation Friday to legalize marijuana nationally - which would fix the split between federal law and 19 states where recreational marijuana is legal - but its future is much less clear in the Senate. Read more»

Acting County Administrator Jan Lesher is set to step out of the wings and take over for Chuck Huckelberry on a permanent basis.

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is retiring six months after a nasty bike accident. As one era ends, supervisors are set to consider making Jan Lesher a permanent replacement. Read more»

Brittney Griner, left, who plays for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg, is in 'good condition,' a State Department official said. Griner is awaiting trial after Russian officials accused her of allegedly trying to enter the country with vape cartridges containing hashish oil.

Phoenix Mercury’s star center and a two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia on drug charges for almost five weeks, is reported to be in “good condition,” a U.S Department of State official said Wednesday. Read more»

Prop 207 legalized marijuana in Arizona and called for social equity in licensing sales. Mayor Regina Romero isn't happy with how equity is playing out.

The Tucson City Council will vote on whether to waive impact fees to coax more affordabie housing as home inventory plummets, after they mull social equity incentives for marijuana businesses. Read more»

Tax dollars continue to roll in, despite the month-to-month dip in sales, with nearly $21.5 million in revenue collected from an excise tax on recreational cannabis and sales taxes on both programs.

The stream of money raining down in Arizona from cannabis sales abated slightly in the first month of 2022, with recreational and medical sales dropping to a combined $115 million - the lowest total sales revenue since the first full month of sales for recreational use. Read more»

In the offseason, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has played for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg since 2015. Many of the top players in the WNBA compete overseas because the money is so lucrative.

Brittney Griner is the WNBA player the Russian Federal Customs Service said was arrested on suspicion of smuggling liquid cannabis, the Phoenix Mercury confirmed Saturday. Read more»

Worker protection laws that have been successful in other states typically include exemptions for certain jobs.

Thirty-seven states now allow adults to use marijuana medically, recreationally or both - but in most of those states, people can be fired or denied a job for using cannabis in their free time. Read more»

State sales tax collection consisted of roughly $50 million generated from the recreational program and more than $63 million from medical sales.

Arizona adults spent slightly more than $2 billion on marijuana, with the recreational market bringing in nearly $594 million - despite sales beginning on Jan. 22, 2021 - and the well-established medical market that has been in existence for a decade recorded $758 million in sales in 2021. Read more»

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