In November 2010, voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. Proposition 203 called on the Arizona Department of Health Services to create a medical marijuana program within 120 days. Qualifying patients started applying for identification cards on April 14th, and the Department will begin to accept dispensary applications in June.
If passed, the law would apply to preschools, colleges and universities. However, the restriction would not apply to private schools.
Approximately 16,300 people have licenses to cultivate medical marijuana for personal use, and for other medical users -- that means there's a good chance there's one in your neighborhood.
Arizona state medical boards have disciplined two doctors for improperly recommending medical marijuana to hundreds of patients.
A federal judge has dismissed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit asking for a ruling on whether the state can implement its medical marijuana law.
U.S . District Court Judge Susan Bolton said Monday she'll issue a ruling later but Arizona has to pick a side in the conflict over state and federal law.
California's largest industry group for doctors is calling for the legalization of marijuana even as it maintains that the drug has few proven health benefits.
The Drug Enforcement Administration raided Arizona Go Green Compassion Club in Tempe and arrested the clinic's owner and his girlfriend.
In a letter to anyone with a gun license, the ATF outlines why medical marijuana users are violating federal law if they own, sell or possess a gun.
Arizona's attorney general is trying to shut down four clubs that he says have been illegally providing medical marijuana to patients with cancer and other diseases.
The clubs allow card carrying members to exchange medical marijuana with one another but there are questions on whether the practice is legal.
The group, representing Arizona medical marijuana dispensaries, is asking a federal judge to drop a lawsuit filed by Gov. Jan Brewer last May.
As Arizona's medical marijuana law sits in limbo, questions have been raised for patients and potential dispensaries about what is allowed and what isn't.
Arizona attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the agency that regulates the state's medical marijuana program to accept applications to operate from would-be pot shops.
What's YOUR opinion?
HEAR ME OUT: Some say medical marijuana is necessary, so it's OK for it to be produced in their neighborhoods. Others don't like the idea. What about you?
The Basics: Marijuana Rules
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers from the AZ Department of Health Services.
Get the requirements and instructions for obtaining an identification card.
When voters passed Proposition 203 in 2010, ADHS had 4 months to create a new program from scratch.
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