Stories tagged: "marijuana"


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A First-Timer’s Guide to Buying Recreational Weed in Arizona

Are you canna-curious? Here's everything you need to know before stepping inside your first dispensary.

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Democrats Renew Push for Biden to Decriminalize Weed, an Idea Arizonans Overwhelmingly Support.

Decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana is overwhelmingly popular with Arizonans of all political affiliations, as 70% of voters in the state support legalization.

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Phoenix Lawyer Known for Defending Election Integrity, Invest in Ed, Nominated to 9th Circuit

Roopali Desai is Biden’s first nomination to the Phoenix chambers, and would be the first South Asian Judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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7 Questions With Greta Brandt of The Flower Shop AZ About How the Cannabis Industry Has Changed

Seven months after recreational marijuana sales first kicked off, things have changed for Arizona dispensaries.

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...