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Ignoring a threatened lawsuit, a Senate panel voted Monday to let police destroy marijuana they have seized, even if it was taken wrongly from a medical marijuana patient.
Hoping for a speedy conclusion, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Friday asked the Arizona Supreme Court to immediately take up his challenge to the state's medical marijuana law.
Recognizing that marijuana doesn't just "happen,'' state Health Director Will Humble said Thursday said he will license new dispensaries even if their owners have nothing ready to sell.
A judge on Thursday rebuffed efforts by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to further delay the paperwork necessary for opening a marijuana dispensary.
While holding up their medical marijuana cards, Dennis Cox, left, and Mike Gonzalez, right, wait as the first two people in line prior to the opening at Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arizona, Thursday Dec. 6, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. Several dozen waited outside for the Glendale dispensary to open, the first among 96 applicants chosen through a lottery system for 126 geographic areas across the state.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona's first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors in Glendale Thursday two years after voters approved the use of the drug to treat certain health problems such as chronic pain and cancer.
State health officials say a delay in opening the first medical marijuana dispensary in the Phoenix area means there will be a delay in starting to phase out cardholders’ authorizations to grow their own.
A clock is now ticking to end the legal right of medical marijuana cardholders in the Phoenix area to grow their own.
Thomas Ritz, standing at the front of the room, from Glendale's Planning Commission, leads a public forum regarding zoning laws for marijuana dispensaries and growing operations. Those looking to open businesses related to the laws must navigate through many new laws that vary by city.
Like every municipality in Arizona, Glendale will spend the next few months working on provisions to deal with the legalization of medical marijuana. Thursday night, city staffers conducted a public meeting at the Glendale Adult Center to hear the public discuss the changes the city has proposed.