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Proposition 205, a measure that would have legalized recreational marijuana use for Arizona adults, was defeated at the polls on Tuesday, with a 52-48 margin. Read more»

Ricardo Pereyda, a veteran who says he has combat-related PTSD, carries a tray with one ounce of marijuana at a medical marijuana grow house in Tucson Under Prop. 205, any person 21 years of age or older would be allowed to possess and use up to one once of marijuana.

While several veterans interviewed support researching the medical effects of marijuana for PTSD treatment, they have mixed feelings about Prop. 205, which would legalize recreational pot use in Arizona. Read more»

The growing rooms at Giving Tree Wellness Center are filled with marijuana plants. These ones still have a few weeks until they reach maturity.

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that middle-aged parents are more likely to smoke marijuana than their teenage children. Read more»

One of the challenges facing the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is to convince recreational drinkers that recreational toking is somehow a moral equivalent. It's not. Americans are better served in edge-abatement by somebody sparking up a joint than that guy slamming down the eighth shot of Jägermeister. Read more»

As the number of states allowing medical marijuana grows, some are working to address this knowledge gap with physician training programs. States are beginning to require doctors to take continuing medical education courses that detail how marijuana interacts with the nervous system and other medications, as well as its side effects. Read more»

Civic-minded folks on both sides of the political divide suddenly seem shocked that April can turn into July in just three months and get whipsawed by the year 2016 preceding 2017. The technology isn't Tinder. It's Stonehenge. And that's why a couple of initiatives won't be on this year's ballot. Read more» 2

Hillary Clinton said at a town hall meeting that “you can’t do any research about” marijuana because it’s a Schedule I drug. But is it? Read more»

Medical marijuana continues to grow as an industry. Representatives from Encanto Green Cross Dispensary in Phoenix say sales have increased 35 percent per month.

Arizona could see an increase in medical marijuana dispensaries this summer after the Arizona Department of Health Services opens up applications. It’s the first time the department will allow new dispensaries since it issued the first licenses in 2012. Read more»

Tim Cullen, founder of Colorado Harvest Company, has had trouble keeping a bank account for his marijuana business.

Federal law prohibits banks and credit unions from taking marijuana money. So everyone involved with the legal cannabis industry has a banking problem. Businesses can’t get loans, customers have to pay in cash, and state tax collectors are processing bags of bills. Read more»

As more states make medical and recreational marijuana use legal, they increasingly are grappling with what constitutes DUID, or driving under the influence of drugs, and how to detect and prosecute it. And they’re finding it is more difficult than identifying and convicting drunken drivers. Read more»

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is expected this week to issue a decree legalizing the cultivation, commercialization and research of medical marijuana. Read more»

The acting head of the DEA claimed that smoking marijuana has “never been shown to be safe or effective as a medicine.” Read more»

The Arizona cannabis industry took a step forward this week when hundreds of faithful gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center to sing the praises of the most debated drug in the nation. Read more»

A scientist at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy examines a cannabis sample.

Federal health agencies spend millions on pot science. But most money is spent on addiction research, not on the benefits. Read more»

Heather Shuker and daughter Hannah Pallas, 12, at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

An ever-growing lobby of tenacious parents are pushing politicians to legalize medical marijuana for children with epilepsy and other serious conditions. Read more»

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