Arizona Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Dixie Brands pulling out of Arizona medical cannabis market

John Schroyer  | August 29, 2017

Colorado-based Dixie Brands, a major multistate edibles producer, is poised to pull out of Arizona indefinitely after entering the medical marijuana market there roughly a year ago.

“As of September 1, we will officially be out of the Arizona market,” a company executive wrote in an email to Dixie distributors in Arizona. Marijuana Business Daily obtained …

Phoenix-area medical cannabis firms owe $1.5M in property taxes

John Schroyer  | August 28, 2017

The vast majority of Phoenix-area medical marijuana businesses are delinquent in their property taxes – to the collective tune of $1.5 million, the county assessor claims.

Only 11 of the 109 MMJ companies in Maricopa County have paid their personal property tax bills, Assessor Paul Petersen told The Arizona Republic.

If the …

Does vape lawsuit foreshadow litigious future for cannabis industry?

John Schroyer  | April 12, 2017

By John Schroyer

A turf war over Arizona’s medical cannabis vaporizer market has spilled into the courts, with one multistate marijuana company suing another over an alleged smear campaign.

While the case itself may not be a particular milestone, it’s another hallmark of the industry’s emergence into an atmosphere where high-stakes litigation is commonplace.

Canadian producer invests $3M in Arizona medical marijuana grower

Omar Sacirbey  | March 28, 2017

Aphria, a federally licensed Canadian medical marijuana producer, increased its investment in an Arizona MMJ grower by $3 million.

Aphria now owns 5% of Copperstate Farms LLC through its subsidiary, Aphria (Arizona), and Copperstate Farms Investors controls the remaining 95%, according to a news release.

Aphria, based in Leamington, Ontario, on March 22 …

Court-appointed receivers an option for troubled marijuana companies

John Schroyer  | March 22, 2017

By John Schroyer

Business partnerships in the cannabis industry have become increasingly common. But what happens when such a partnership goes down the tubes and the parties wind up in court?

In that situation, who’s left to run day-to-day operations?

Arizona court backs limits on cannabis PTSD recommendations

Omar Sacirbey  | March 17, 2017

Arizona’s Court of Appeals ruled that the former director of the state’s Department of Health Services did not violate the law when he decreed that doctors may recommend medical marijuana to treat only the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, not the illness itself.

Voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010. The health services …