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Jones Case Far from Over Concentrate Allotment Update

BY ALLISON STEIN Ripples are still rolling from the Rodney Jones Case which hit the cannabis community like a tidal wave starting in June of 2018. The Jones case actually began in Yavapai County Superior Court in 2013, when Sheila Polk, the Yavapai County Attorney, charged Rodney Jones with narcotic drug possession for having dispensary bought hash. Jones appealed …

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MCSO arrests 14 in undercover marijuana delivery sting in Phoenix area

Make sure you’re careful and remember you cannot accept money or cash in exchange for cannabis or extracts unless you are a licensed Arizona dispensary. Unless you want to risk going to jail. This just dropped this week. “The AMMA does not authorize anyone but a licensed nonprofit dispensary to sell or deliver marijuana or …

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Testing Advisory Council Wants You!

“Senate Bill 1494 requires the Department to establish an advisory council to provide recommendations to the Department regarding medical marijuana testing. The Department is required to submit a report of the advisory council’s findings and recommendations by December 31, 2019.” When SB1494 passed, it passed not only a 2-year mmj cards but passed mandatory testing …

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MCSO Officers Now Making Their Own Concentrates

BY ALLISON STEIN When cannabis attorney Tom Dean’s office hosted an Arizona NORML meeting discussing the Smart and Safe Arizona initiative on Wednesday, Aug 14, Dean announced yet another new issue arising from the notorious “Jones Case.” According to Dean, legal counsel to Arizona NORML, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MSCO) is now running their …

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Doubling Up: Certification Clinics React to Two-Year Card Extension

BY MIKEL WEISSER Even though it was kept under the radar until after Governor Ducey signed it, the two-year card provision of SB1494 seems like it had to be good news for all involved. Patients get their annual cards extended to two years, literally cutting their card costs in half. DHS saves on their administrative …

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Cannabis and Custody

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Guide to Family and Dependency Courts & Law BY ALLISON STEIN Custodial and parental rights fundamentally impact every household. The Arizona Department of Child Safety’s (DCS) Facebook page it states that 600 children are in need of foster care in any given month. Those are children DCS has chosen to remove from parents …

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DHS Releases 2018 Medical Marijuana Report

The Arizona Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program has just released their annual audit of the program. With more than 193,000 patients in the program, Arizona has the 3rd largest medical program in the country and generated over half a billion dollars in sales. Click here to read the report  DHS19-107_Report –ACM Staff

Supreme Court Rules Extracts Legal – Five experts weigh in

BY MIKEL WEISSER “AMMA defines “marijuana” as “all parts of [the] plant.” § 36-2801(8). The word “all,” one of the most comprehensive words in the English language, means exactly that.”—Arizona Supreme Court Kinda says it all, huh? Tuesday, May 28th at precisely 10am, the Arizona Supreme Court announced its decision on the Jones Case and …

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