Stories tagged: "marijuana"


Christopher Sims, a Commerce Medical Group nurse, prepares a syringe as Patrick Brown waits for his second vaccination shot at Mint Dispensary in Mesa, Arizona, on June 2, 2021. Brown came to the dispensary not because of the offer of free marijuana products but because it’s close to his apartment.
Get a Shot, Take a Hit: Vaccination Incentives Include Free Weed, Food, and Cash

With COVID-19 vaccination rates declining in Arizona, public and private entities are using incentives to get more shots into more arms.

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Celebrate Arizona’s First Legal 420 With These Events

This 420, you can finally legally blaze it—responsibly, of course. It’s been a big year for marijuana in Arizona. This year’s 420 holds a special significance, given it’s the first time Arizonans are now able to celebrate the holiday with legalized recreational marijuana.  Dispensaries and smoke shops are celebrating with a slew of events on...

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Vaccinated? Go Grab Some Free Weed at This Maricopa County Dispensary

Basically, there’s no reason not to get the vaccine at this point. As if getting the COVID vaccine isn’t good enough—a local dispensary is giving away a free edible to vaccinated adults. Mint Dispensary is giving out a free edible to MMJ patients and adults 21 and older who stop by one of their dispensaries...

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Here’s Where You Can Buy Recreational Weed in Arizona

Dozens of dispensaries have already been approved to sell recreational marijuana with more expected in the coming weeks. Adults age 21 and over can officially buy recreational weed from dispensaries across the state. The Arizona Department of Health Services has already approved dozens of dispensaries that once only sold medicinal to expand their sales to...

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana in Arizona

Your guide to recreational marijuana in Arizona — for both aspiring and experienced stoners alike. Arizonans overwhelmingly voted to legalize marijuana and weed officially became legal for recreational use last year for anyone over the age of 21. But legalization came with lots of questions about buying, using, and everything else from the curious to...