Arizona Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Arizona County Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting Rec MJ Initiative

Roger Fillion  | August 22, 2016

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at keeping a recreational marijuana legalization initiative off the Arizona ballot this November.

The plaintiffs behind the suit promised to appeal their case to the Arizona Supreme Court, the Eastern Arizona Courier reported, signaling the legal battle over recreational legalization isn’t …

AZ Rec Referendum Triggers Rush for Medical Marijuana Licenses

Omar Sacirbey  | August 17, 2016

Arizona’s ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana has triggered a deluge of applications for a limited number of state medical marijuana licenses that will be awarded in October.

Some 750 applications were submitted for the 31 available licenses, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, which oversees the medical-marijuana program, reported.

The …

Arizona Rec Initiative Qualifies for Ballot

John Schroyer  | August 10, 2016

And then there were seven.

Statewide cannabis legalization questions that have definitely made the November ballot, that is. On Wednesday, the Arizona secretary of state notified the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol that it had formally qualified for a spot on its statewide ballot, the campaign announced in a press release. The issue will …

Week in Review: Florida CBD, Cannabis Legal Battles & Ominous Clouds in AZ, MA

John Schroyer  | July 22, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Florida’s long-awaited CBD industry approaches the launchpad, cannabis lawsuits make headlines, and recent polling numbers cast a dark cloud over recreational marijuana legalization in two states.

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

AZ Rec Cannabis Campaign Files Signatures for Ballot

John Schroyer  | June 30, 2016

An Arizona campaign to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday filed 258,582 signatures with the secretary of state’s office, a week in advance of the July 7 deadline.

The total far exceeds the 150,642 valid signatures required to get the initiative on the 2016 general election ballot.

The organization behind the measure, the Campaign to Regulate …

More Big Rec Endorsements in California, Arizona

John Schroyer  | June 20, 2016

Recreational marijuana legalization initiatives in two states netted some notable endorsements on Monday.

In California, the state’s Democratic Party chapter announced its support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), the rec initiative backed by billionaire Sean Parker. That makes it the first legalization measure to receive the formal support of a …