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The Nirvana Center dispensary in west Phoenix sells a variety of marijuana strains, including Hybrid Cherry.

Medical-marijuana businesses and advocates oppose a bill from a Mesa Republican that would make it a felony to publish unverified information about dispensaries, saying it’s an effort to block business. Read more»

A sign seeks signatures on a petition to have a referendum in November on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona.

Activists with Safer Arizona, a grassroots marijuana advocacy group, are trying to collect enough signatures to put a legalization initiative on the November ballot. Read more»

Four years after Arizonans narrowly approved medical marijuana, a new poll suggests that a slim majority favors full legalization.

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

Saying harsh penalties for marijuana use do more harm than good, a state lawmaker wants to remove felony charges for possession without the intent to sell. I don’t believe they should go away to prison and face hefty fines and possibly have their civil rights taken away,” said Rep. Mark A. Cardenas, D-Phoenix. Read more»