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The Maricopa County Community College District is even offering formalized cannabis industry classes now. MJ Stapley is an expert who’s teaching in one of those new programs. Stapley is the founder and CEO of MJ Hybrid Solutions and an instructor in Gateway Community College’s cannabis business program. The Show spoke with her about how the cannabis industry here is growing up.
Jun. 2, 2021
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The ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in Arizona set aside valuable dispensary licenses for communities unequally affected by enforcement of earlier laws against marijuana. The window for the public to help state regulators define what this means and who it applies to closes at 11:59 p.m. Monday night.
May. 21, 2021
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The cannabis industry was rocked this week by news that Florida-based producer and distributor Trulieve acquired Arizona’s Harvest Health in a $2.1 billion deal. This merger creates the largest cannabis company in the United States and it’s forcing smaller companies to re-examine their market positions.
May. 12, 2021
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The town of Snowflake in eastern Arizona is known for being the birthplace of former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and for having a large Latter-day Saints population. And now, New York Times reporter Valeriya Safronova has revealed that Snowflake also has a very successful greenhouse that some say is the largest devoted to growing marijuana in North America.
May. 12, 2021
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A locally headquartered cannabis company and major funder of the ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in Arizona is cashing in on a multibillion-dollar deal.
May. 11, 2021
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Out of the 10 largest U.S. cities, Phoenix said it was the only one that allowed smoking in city parks — until recently.
Apr. 20, 2021
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The state Department of Health Services had a drawing for adult-use marijuana dispensary licenses in rural Arizona on Monday.
Apr. 19, 2021
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Recently, one research study was completed that focused on whether marijuana could help veterans with PTSD. The Valley’s Dr. Sue Sisley led the study, and The Show spoke with her about some of the conclusions.
Apr. 8, 2021
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When Arizona voters approved Preposition 207 last year, it not only allowed residents to buy marijuana legally from dispensaries — it also gave them the green light to grow it themselves.
Mar. 23, 2021
Many U.S. states have legalized the consumption, growth and trade of marijuana. And in Mexico, a federal law might turn the country into the largest market and producer of cannabis.
Mar. 11, 2021
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The Town of Paradise Valley signed an ordinance to prohibit the construction of recreational marijuana dispensaries and testing facilities last week. Medical dispensaries are allowed to obtain a "dual license" to sell both medical and recreational marijuana.
Feb. 28, 2021
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Proposition 207 recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older in Arizona. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ Project, one listener asked: Can workers get fired in Arizona for using marijuana, even if it’s legal to consume in the state?
Feb. 27, 2021
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Dispensaries around the state have begun to sell recreational marijuana after the passage of Proposition 207. But most sales still have to be conducted with cash.
Feb. 3, 2021
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In November, Arizona voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. Now, adult use of pot is permitted in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. And just days ago, businesses here started selling the product to non-medicinal users — and the lines have been long.
Jan. 26, 2021
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Arizona adults could be purchasing legal marijuana for recreational use by the end of the week. State health officials began accepting applications Tuesday from sites wishing to sell the drug to anyone 21 and older.
Jan. 20, 2021
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In 2020, Arizonans legally smoked, ate or otherwise consumed nearly 106 tons of marijuana, according to details from the latest state Department of Health Services report.
Jan. 19, 2021
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Arizona voters legalized recreational marijuana in November's election, but it won’t be available in every city and town in the state.
Dec. 28, 2020
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Arizona is one of four states in which voters legalized recreational marijuana in this year’s election, and a new analysis looks at the kind of revenues those states — as well as those who’ve already legalized pot — might expect from the newly legalized product.
Dec. 14, 2020
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On Monday, Proposition 207 which allows the use of recreational marijuana, took effect following the certification of the election results by the Secretary of State. What impact will this new law have on people who were convicted of possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Dec. 2, 2020
Young marijuana plants at Copperstate Farms
With voters approving Proposition 207, recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Arizona. While regulation is still underway, government offices throughout the state are trying to quickly implement the will of the people. One of the first counties to take action is Gila County.
Nov. 23, 2020


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