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Oro Valley could become the second northwest-area town to receive a medical marijuana dispensary in about a month’s time.
Respecting the people’s opinion, and democracy, doesn’t appear to be the strong suit of many of our state’s lawmakers. No, instead, our state’s leaders continue to fight the 2010 voter-approved initiative that has made medical marijuana legal.
Though still in the early stages of development, the Town of Marana could become one of the local jurisdictions to house a medical marijuana dispensary, to be located at 5390 W. Ina Road.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said last week she would not re-file a lawsuit in federal court that sought clarification on whether or not state employees would be subject to federal criminal prosecution simply for implementing the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.
The Marana Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional-use permit for Progressive Herbal Care to move forward with plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 6248 N. Travel Center Drive.
The board of the directors of the newly formed Southwest Arizona Patient Alliance were introduced to the public in northwest Tucson last week. SWAPA is a program aimed at protecting patient rights as the process to distribute medical marijuana in Arizona moves forward.
The voters have spoken, and they want medical marijuana.
Voters still await the final outcome of a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona.
In anticipation that voters approve a state ballot initiative Tuesday, the Oro Valley Town Council on Wednesday, Oct. 27 approved a set of zoning rules that would govern where medical marijuana dispensaries could locate.
The Oro Valley Town Council on Wednesday, Oct. 27, adopted rules to establish where medical marijuana dispensaries would be permitted in the event a statewide ballot proposition passes.
Marana has further tightened its medical marijuana ordinance, adopting language that would prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries or marijuana growing facilities within 1,000 feet of a business "devoted to family recreation or entertainment."
Pima County has enacted new zoning regulations in anticipation that voters approve a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot in November.
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If voters approve Proposition 203 in November, Marana should limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries within its borders to two, the Marana Planning Commission is recommending to the town council.
In November, Arizona voters are being asked — once more — to allow the production, distribution and consumption of medically prescribed marijuana.
Marana does not want to encourage medical marijuana distribution and cultivation within its town limits, and the town council has directed Attorney Frank Cassidy to move forward with restrictive zoning regulations ahead of the Nov. 2 vote on the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.
A group calling itself the Medical Marijuana Policy Project has succeeded in getting an initiative on the November ballot that would allow use of marijuana to treat the symptoms of illness.
Voters will have to wait for another TIME to vote on an initiative to expand roads in the state.
Supporters of the TIME Initiative filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Secretary of State in Maricopa Superior Court on Aug. 13, arguing that the necessary amount of signatures had indeed been collected to get the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.
A proposed ballot measure to fund transportation projects probably won’t be on November ballots after supporters failed to get enough valid signatures.
The five major executive branch offices in Arizona are governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and superintendent of public instruction. The following are overviews of the candidates in the Sept. 10 primary election races. Uncontested major and third party candidates will automatically advance to the general election Nov. 5. The Northwest EXPLORER will provide more information about their campaigns in our October general election coverage.