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How High Is Too High to Drive? Proposed Bill Would Set Limits for Weed DUI.

States like Nevada, Colorado, and Washington already have similar limits in place. A bill introduced in the Arizona Legislature would define exactly how much weed someone has to have in their system to be considered too high to drive. Currently, drivers can be convicted of driving under the influence if they have any level of...

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Recreational Weed Sales Officially Given the Green Light in Arizona

ADHS said in a statement Friday that 79 applications from across the state have been approved since Wednesday, while an additional six remain under review. After months of build-up, recreational weed sales in Arizona quietly started Friday.   The Arizona Department of Health approved the licensing applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for multiple medical dispensaries...

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Already Had COVID? Donate Plasma to Help Current COVID-19 Patients

Some studies show that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients, which is why Arizona blood-donation organizations are collecting blood that hospitals can administer. As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who’ve had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat...

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Tourette Syndrome Symptoms Worsen Under Pandemic Stress

Two recent studies found people with Tourette's saw their tics, anxiety, and compulsions worsen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Other Pandemic: Loneliness Widespread With Loss of Social Connections

Clinicians fear prolonged isolation and anxiety amidst pandemic could elevate youth suicide risk. The pandemic has affected different people in different ways, causing financial stress due to job loss, sliding grades, relationship pressures, and worries that vulnerable loved ones could contract COVID-19. But one factor that has affected Americans across the country is the loss...

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Can My Job Still Fire Me For Getting High on My Own Time? Your Arizona Legal Weed Questions Answered

We asked an attorney some of the biggest questions about recreational weed in Arizona. Recreational marijuana is now legal thanks to Arizona voters. However, legal weed seems to have brought more questions than answers, ranging from where you can smoke to getting your hands on seeds to start growing plants at home. The Copper Courier...

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LIVE BLOG: Tracking Coronavirus in Arizona

The number of new cases and deaths are up. Here's the latest on what's happening with COVID-19 in Arizona.