Arizona Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Keef Cola, Kiva Confections Form Expansion Partnership

John Schroyer  | April 22, 2016

Colorado-based CanCore Concepts, owner of the popular edibles brand Keef Cola, and California-based Kiva Confections, maker of cannabis-infused chocolates, have struck a new type of licensing deal that will give each company access to the other’s home market.

Under the agreement, both companies will not only distribute but also manufacture each others’ products on their …

Grassroots AZ Cannabis Supporters Side With Prohibitionists

John Schroyer  | April 7, 2016

It’s not news that the cannabis community can often split, sometimes viscerally, over differing visions of legalization.

But it can become a problem if it affects plans for legalization.

This might be the case in Arizona, where a grassroots group called Arizonans for Mindful Regulation (AFMR) is taking sides with anti-marijuana forces in an attempt …

Second Arizona MJ Legalization Initiative Floated

John Schroyer  | April 4, 2016

Although stakeholders in Arizona’s marijuana industry had hoped to unify behind a single legalization ballot measure for this November, it looks like the mainstream establishment will have at least one competitor. The question is whether or not the new grassroots campaign will have enough resources to make the ballot, according to the Phoenix …

Arizona MMJ Business Park in the Works

Omar Sacirbey  | March 28, 2016

A public medical cannabis real estate company in Scottsdale, Arizona, is developing what it says is the state’s first MMJ business park.

Zoned Properties has signed a deal to lease 25,000 square feet in a Tempe warehouse to Catalina Partners LLC, which is behind the Catalina Hills Care dispensary in North Tucson,

Week in Review: Maine Marijuana Setback, Arizona MMJ Lawsuits & Investment Avalanche

John Schroyer  | March 4, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Maine recreational legalization hits a major snag, Arizona lawsuits expose problems with the state’s medical cannabis system, and venture capital investments in marijuana companies hit an all-time high.

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

Problems Looming as AZ Preps for New MMJ Licensing Round

Omar Sacirbey  | February 29, 2016

The lottery system used to award medical cannabis licenses in Arizona is at least partly to blame for a reported deluge of business lawsuits regarding the industry, but there are other problems the state will have to face as well as it prepares to issue new dispensary licenses this summer.

A lack of access to …

Arizona Chamber of Commerce Fighting Legalization

Omar Sacirbey  | February 17, 2016

Arizona marijuana advocates who believe that opponents to their legalization efforts won’t put up a fight better think again.

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and two prominent prohibitionist lawyers in the state are putting on a March 2 workshop on how to defeat proposed legalization ballot measures, according to the Phoenix New Times. One …