Apr 142013
 April 14, 2013
Arizona Bill Would Shut Down Dispensaries

State Senator Kimberly Yee said she would amend her medical marijuana labeling bill — SB 1440 — so that a first-time violation would result in the permanent closure of legal dispensaries. This is one of many problems with the bill. This didn’t occur, and the future of medical marijuana is in jeopardy. If you are an Arizona resident, please write your legislators today. SB 1440 is billed as a way to label medical marijuana edibles so they won’t fall into the hands of children. That’s a great idea, and we support it. However, the rules are vague, and the bill contains a one strike

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Mar 242013
 March 24, 2013
Attend National Cannabis Industry Association's Upcoming Arizona Educational Series Event

Register today for National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) upcoming Arizona Educational Series Event exploring the latest in state and federal policies impacting your business. This informative event will feature a panel of experts sharing the latest news, networking opportunities, heavy appetizers, and a cash bar. NCIA member businesses can register up to two attendees for complimentary tickets; nonmembers are welcome to attend by registering with a $50 donation fee per ticket. All ticket and sponsorship proceeds support the work of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national organization advocating on behalf of cannabis businesses at the federal level. Panel: 7:00 to

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Mar 092013
 March 9, 2013
Arizona 420 Festival And Grower's Cup Championship

Phoenix, Arizona – Arizona Vapor Lounge will present the 2013 Arizona Grower’s Cup & 420 Festival, taking place at 502 W Camelback Rd. in Phoenix on 4-19-2013 thru 4-21-2013, and featuring The 2 Live Crew!, CL McSpadden, Hannibal Lec, The Insects, Property 6, Bionic Jive, B Side, The Commission, DJ Soulman, DJ Kevin Brown, and many more still to be announced. Arizona Vapor Lounge is proud to bring the 2013 Grower’s Cup & AZ 420 Festival to Phoenix for its “PRO MMJ USE” debut at the Camelback Sahara Hotel. The 2013 Grower’s Cup and 420 Festival will also include: 60+

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Jan 252013
 January 25, 2013
Help Arizona Patients Protect Their Medical Marijuana Program

After cannabis prohibitionists are defeated at the ballot box, sometimes you may have to defeat them again.  And again.  In Arizona, the rights of patients are under attack as Republican Representative John Kavanagh is proposing the repeal of the Arizona medical marijuana program established after a hard-fought campaign in 2010.  As usual, the prohibitionists don’t have the facts and science on their side and, in turn, promote a policy that actually puts people’s lives in danger.  The Republican state legislator is concerned that so many qualified patients have chronic pain, a diagnosis that may be hard to disprove, according to the

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Jan 142013
 January 14, 2013
Majority Of Arizonians Want Marijuana Regulated Like Alcohol

by Erik Altieri, NORML A poll released today, commissioned by the National Cannabis Industry Association and conducted by Public Policy Polling, found that a majority of Arizona residents would vote “yes” on an initiative to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. When asked, “If an initiative appeared on a future ballot in Arizona, proposing that marijuana be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol and sold to adults 21 years of age or older in state licensed stores, would you vote ‘yes’ in favor of this initiative or ‘no’ against this initiative?” – 59% stated they would vote

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Jan 062013
 January 6, 2013
Arizona Rep. John Kavanagh Wants More Teens To Use Marijuana

By Romain Bonilla Some men just want to watch the world burn. Arizona lawmaker John Kavanagh goes further than that: he wants to see more teenagers burn. In 2010, Arizona voters approved Proposition 203, which established a medical marijuana program through which qualified patients could access cannabis-based medicines. Reforming marijuana policy in the state not only provided sick people with an effective remedy, but also led to a decrease in the rates of marijuana use among teenagers, according to a report by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. While teen marijuana use increased from 2008 to 2010, this trend was reversed

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Nov 162012
 November 16, 2012
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 their license doesn’t mean they are reading to start dispensing

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Oct 092012
 October 9, 2012
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 degree and his undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from

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Aug 312012
 August 31, 2012
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 major step on the road to being awarded a formal

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Aug 272012
 August 27, 2012
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 Arizona judges should be powerless based on the federal laws,

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