Arizona Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Arizona Dispensary Owners Hoping to Force Gov. Brewer’s Hand on Medical Marijuana Issue

Add another twist to the ongoing medical cannabis saga in Arizona. On Wednesday, entrepreneurs hoping to start pot dispensaries in the state turned to a judge for help in galvanizing Arizona’s MMJ industry, which has been in a holding pattern for months. Lawyers representing the cannabis advocates asked Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Richard Gama […]

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Despite Legal Risks, Arizona Cannabis Collective Still Open a Week After Launch

Elements Caregiver Collective generated a lot of hype last week when it opened in Phoenix, attracting the attention of newspapers, medical pot blogs and TV stations with plans to add 200 jobs and provide patients with medical marijuana. The owners, after all, took a huge risk given that authorities have shut down similar collectives as […]

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Arizona Will Continue Issuing MMJ Cards to Patients, Gov. Brewer Says

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer isn’t very popular in medical marijuana circles these days. It’s no wonder: She did, after all, single-handedly put the state’s nascent MMJ industry on ice by halting the permit process for dispensaries just as it was scheduled to begin. The fate of Arizona’s medical marijuana industry is now in limbo, and […]

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Arizona Medical Marijuana Expo: Another Weekend, Another Pot Show

The city of Tempe will host the inaugural Arizona Canna Kush Girl Contest and Medical Marijuana Expo tomorrow at the 910Live event venue. It’s a mouthful of a title that looks to tackles two different markets: Recreational (and primarily male) smokers and those who buy, sell and use pot for medical purposes. Last week’s HempCon […]

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Will New Mexico Be The Next State To Backtrack On Medical Pot?

We saw it in Michigan. We’re seeing it in Arizona. And there’s still a chance New Mexico might eventually attempt to make an about-face when it comes to medical marijuana as well. The state’s governor, Susana Martinez, indicated while campaigning last year that she would seek to repeal the MMJ law. Martinez backed off those […]

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Hydroponics Supplier Hopes to Grow Clients by Helping Would-be Dispensary Owners Fill Out Permit Applications

Back in March, weGrow, a hydroponics supplier, announced they were offering would-be dispensary owners in Arizona to fill out permit paperwork.   Now they’ve expanded the service to Washington DC, where permit applications are due at the end of next week Sept 16th. The service is a hybrid of how-to reports and hands-on permit massaging.  Kind […]

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Pot-Focused Hydroponics ‘Superstore’ Plans Rapid Expansion, IPO

A California hydroponics company is hoping to become one of the first major nationwide chains in the medical marijuana industry, announcing plans to open dozens of stores in several states. Oakland-based weGrow said it has sold out all of its franchise rights for stores in Arizona, Delaware, New Mexico and Washington D.C. It’s also poised […]

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Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry Trapped in Limbo, Thanks to Governor

This was supposed to be a big week for Arizona’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. The permit process for new dispensaries was officially set to begin this Wednesday – setting the gears in motion and paving the way for medical pot centers to open up in the state. Notice how I’ve been using the past tense? […]

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