Nov 162012
Arizona Organix Gets First Medical Marijuana Dispensary License In Arizona

First Safe Access Point In Arizona Gets It’s License It’s official – the first medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona has received it’s license. Arizona Organix at 5301 West Glendale Avenue in Glendale, Arizona passed an inspection by the Department of Health Services yesterday. “It’s good that they’re so thorough. It gets the right people in the business, and keeps the wrong people out,” said Ben Myer, Director of Arizona Organix according to AZFamily.Com. But before people start driving to Glendale Avenue in packs and droves, realize that just because the dispensary has [...]

Oct 092012
Dr. Andrew Weil Discusses Cannabis

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil received both his medical [...]

Aug 312012
UPDATE: AZ Medical Marijuana Dispensary Outcome

Results Of The Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Lottery It has been one crazy month for medical marijuana in Arizona. On Tuesday, August 7 the Arizona Department of Health Services held a bingo style lottery where 69 dispensaries were picked at random to see which of the 437 dispensaries that applied would be given the opportunity to open shop. The process was set up was so that applicants were only entered into a lottery with others who had applied in their district, with winners being granted registration certificates — the first [...]

Aug 272012
Arizona Lawmaker Continues To Fight Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law

Arizona’s Twisted Logic On The Federal Government, Immigration and Marijuana by Monterey Bud Back when Arizona State Attorney General, Tom Horne ‘fired up’ president Barack Obama, and told him and his federal government to back off, and get out of Arizona State politics…in the hopes that they would stop “meddling” in “their” immigration problems. He had no idea how hard the same 10th amendment logic, could come back to bite him in the ass . Now Arizona’s top blow-hard, has gone before a state judge, and informed him that any [...]

Aug 082012
Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Lottery Summary

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Allocation Results Are In Below is a video of Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble explaining the Arizona medical marijuana dispensary process going forward, as well as a summary of the lottery. It’s a bit choppy at first, but smooths out. I will replace it with a better one if it surfaces, but this is the one that is on the State’s website. You can click this link to see a list of the Arizona dispensary allocation results. You can click this link [...]

Aug 062012
Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Lottery To Be Streamed Live Online

Watch The Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Live Thanks To Compassion First It’s ‘medical marijuana dispensary lottery eve’ in Arizona. Tomorrow the State of Arizona will decide who gets to open medical marijuana dispensaries, and it’s going to be streamed live online! Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble has his own blog, which explains the lottery process: “Next Tuesday (August 7) is “Selection Tuesday” for our medical marijuana dispensary applicants. By the end of the day, we’ll have whittled the initial pool of 486 medical marijuana dispensary applications down [...]

Jul 312012
Arizona Governor Rejects County Attorneys' Plea To Halt Medical Marijuana Program

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Rejects Call From County Attorneys To Stop Medical Marijuana Implementation It’s being reported that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is rejecting a call from 13 Arizona county attorneys that the state health department stop issuing medical marijuana cards and to not license medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona. The call came in the form of a letter, which was authored by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk and signed by 13 out of 15 Arizona county attorneys. The two counties that did not sign were Coconino and La Paz. [...]

Jul 262012
Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Seminar Coming To Scottsdale on July 28th

The 280E seminar is being hosted by Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, and will focus on tax liabilities for licensed Arizona dispensary operators Arizona Dispensary Solutions is co-sponsoring the tax seminar that is being held at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale on July 28th. The main goal of this seminar is to present effective strategies for dispensaries to deal with IRS audits and normalizing tax liabilities in a fair manner. Steve DeAngelo is nationally renowned as an active medical marijuana advocate and is often [...]

Jul 222012
Arizona’s Top Health Official Tell’s Afghanistan War Veteran Cannabis Is To Dangerous For PTSD

by Monterey Bud Really… Are you kidding me? How much of a mean spirited, low IQ person is Arizona’s top public health official, Health Services Director Will Humble of Arizona? Hey Mr. Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran — We really appreciate you going over there and giving your blood. But when you get back to the safe and secure country that you created, don’t you dare have the impudence to ask for medical marijuana in order to stop your phony baloney, PTSD nightmares; and all of the other made-up symptoms [...]

Jul 182012
Lack Of Studies Cited By Arizona As Reason To Oppose Medical Marijuana For PTSD

When It Comes To Medical Marijuana And PTSD Many Politicians Want To Stick Their Head In The Ground And Deny Reality When you read marijuana news every day for a living, you begin to notice disturbing trends in the sensationalism used to cover the issue. Take this most recent example for the state of Arizona, where patient advocates are trying to get the state to recognize PTSD, anxiety, depression, and migraine as qualifying conditions for legal medical marijuana use. First we start with the misleading headline, “Medical benefits of marijuana [...]