Arizona Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Cannabis election map set, credit unions get serious, Puerto Rico fight

John Schroyer  | September 23, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

The November cannabis election map is essentially finalized, credit unions get serious about marijuana businesses, and a Denver attorney weighs in on the MJ software battle in Puerto Rico.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Major marijuana-related campaign donations late in campaign

John Schroyer  | September 19, 2016

Proponents and opponents of cannabis legalization are gearing up for the final stretch of the 2016 political campaign, and for both camps that means some big last-minute donations.

In Florida, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson – who funded most of the anti-medical marijuana ads two years ago – has jumped back into the fray with a …

AZ town may have broken law by levying fee on cannabis startup

Omar Sacirbey  | September 15, 2016

A tiny Arizona town may have violated a state law by charging $800,000 to allow a marijuana grower, Copperstate Farming, to open in the community, according to the state’s attorney general.

It’s a first for Arizona under a new state law, Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services reported.

The city council for Snowflake, Arizona, apparently …

Pharma firm fights AZ rec legalization measure

Omar Sacirbey  | September 9, 2016

A publicly traded pharmaceutical firm in Arizona that is developing both opiate and cannabis-based medicines is also the largest contributor to opponents of the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

Insys Therapeutics, based in Chandler, donated $500,000 to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, the Arizona Capital Times reported. The second largest …