Arizona Prosecutors Drop Existing Marijuana Possession Charges as Legalization Takes Effect

Arizona’s voter-approved ballot initiative to legalize marijuana took effect on November 30, 2020, while most of the state’s elected county attorneys confirmed they’ve now dropped all cannabis possession cases. Prior to legalization, Arizona was one of a handful of states that allowed felony charges to be brought against a person [...]

2020-12-14T04:55:54-07:00December 14, 2020|

Arizona Votes to Legalize Marijuana Second Time Round

After narrowly rejecting a similar measure in 2016, Arizona voters this time round comprehensively approved a ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the Grand Canyon State. The measure, Proposition 207, passed with 60 percent of the vote. Starting November 30, 2020, when the voter-approved initiative is officially certified, it [...]

2020-11-16T07:33:09-07:00November 16, 2020|

Marijuana Legalization Sweeps the Board at the 2020 Elections

The presidential election may be a close call, but residents of Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational cannabis. Mississippi voters said yes to medical marijuana, and voted three to one for Initiative 65 – a citizen-led proposal for the state’s medical marijuana program – [...]

2020-11-09T04:12:53-07:00November 9, 2020|

Arizona Legalizes Industrial Hemp Cultivation

On May 14, Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona signed a bill that, according to his press release, allows the state’s Department of Agriculture to begin a pilot program that will allow universities and those with a license to begin cultivating industrial hemp. A Republican state senator, Sonny Borrelli, sponsored the bill, saying it [...]

2019-03-13T05:14:39-07:00June 6, 2018|

Big Pharma to Big Booze: The Industries Fighting Reform

The push to legalize marijuana across the United States gained speed with new wins in California and elsewhere Nov. 8. But those victories won't be enough to stop opponents from trying to stop legal pot. So who are the people that want to kill legalization? How are they using their [...]

2018-09-12T10:40:09-07:00November 8, 2016|

The 5 Legalization Battlegrounds of 2016

Nov. 8 is shaping up to be a very big day for marijuana in America. That may be hard to see amid the chaos that is the 2016 presidential race, but five states will decide next month whether they want to legalize the drug. They include Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, [...]

2018-09-12T10:51:23-07:00October 17, 2016|
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