Arizona

Officials Say Arizona Has Work To Do Before Legalization

Arizona is poised to bring a recreational industry to market thanks to the passing of Proposition 207 this election cycle, but the state still has some work to do before everything falls into place and the new industry is fully formed.  In order to become official, the Arizona Secretary of State has to certify the new proposition, which is expected to happen this month. Dispensaries, which have been a part of Arizona culture since medical cannabis was legalized in 2010, will each have to seek state approval in order to also become a part of the recreational industry. They won’t […]

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Support for legal cannabis in Arizona fades – Washington Examiner

New polling shows Arizonans are cooling to the idea of legalizing recreational cannabis. Mail-in voting is set to begin soon with Proposition 207 on the ballot. The measure would legalize the possession, use, purchase, transport, or process 1 ounce or less of marijuana or 5 grams or less of marijuana concentrate. It would also allow residents 21 and older to grow up to 6 plants on their properties. A poll conducted from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10 by OH Predictive Insights found support for recreational marijuana in Arizona fell to 46%, with 45% opposed and 9% undecided. That represents a […]

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New Biodegradable Joint Tubes Just Made the Cannabis Industry Even Greener – AZmarijuana.com

In recent years, cannabis companies have struggled to find ways to source sustainable packaging, due to a lack of availability, and it’s no secret that the marijuana industry has been a  significant source of plastic waste due to single-use packaging materials. On average, the cannabis industry is responsible for more than a billion units of plastic every year. Sheesh! But as of late, companies have taken steps towards greener alternatives such as biodegradable packaging, recyclable packaging and more technologies are also in the works. These numbers make unnecessary sound like an understatement. In fact, distributors and dispensaries often sell products […]

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Support for legal cannabis in Arizona fades – The Center Square

 (The Center Square) – New polling shows Arizonans are cooling to the idea of legalizing recreational cannabis.  Mail-in voting is set to begin soon with Proposition 207 on the ballot. The measure would legalize the possession, use, purchase, transport, or process 1 ounce or less of marijuana or 5 grams or less of marijuana concentrate. It would also allow residents 21 and older to grow up to 6 plants on their properties.  A poll conducted from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10 by OH Predictive Insights found support for recreational marijuana in Arizona fell to 46%, with 45% opposed and 9% […]

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New Poll Shows Arizona Voters Indifferent On Prop 207, Recreational Cannabis Legalization – Forbes

Tourists Laura Torgerson and Ryan Sheehan, visiting from Arizona, smell cannabis buds at the Green … [+] Pearl Organics dispensary on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in California, January 1, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Market research company OH Predictive Insights finds that the legalization of recreational cannabis in Arizona is almost split amongst voters. The recent poll surveyed by 600 likely voters answered the question, “ Do you believe that marijuana should be legalized for adult use in the State […]

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Arizona Cannabis Jobs and Marijuana Careers

Arizona Cannabis Jobs and Marijuana Careers Arizona cannabis jobs and marijuana careers are on the rise. The state has one of the fastest-growing medical weed markets in the country. From trimming weed to working retail, the industry has a wide range of entry-level jobs for the aspiring weed worker. Keep reading to learn more about the state of the industry and the types of jobs available. Industry Snapshot: Arizona The Copper State has one of the country’s most robust medical markets. In 2019, the state saw a 21 percent increase in sales. It posted an estimated $709 million in total […]

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New National Cannabis Product Line Coming to Arizona – AZmarijuana.com

Cresco Labs announced the launch of its newest cannabis brand, Good News. The brand embraces cannabis’ ability to address the responsibly fun and social occasions that are typically associated with alcohol consumption. The Good News product line delivers a quality, safe, and consistent cannabis experience through easy to use and benefit-forward forms, including pre-rolled shorties, disposable vape pens and gummy edibles focused on occasion and mood benefits. “There are many social occasions that exist today where cannabis is currently not playing a major role and has historically not been marketed to socially-minded consumers like beer, wine and spirits have always […]

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Recreational Cannabis on the Ballot Can Help Restore Arizona's Economy – DOPE Magazine

The United States economy took a big hit with the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, and Arizona is no exception. Nearly 420,000 Arizonans lost their jobs, many businesses filed for bankruptcy and, currently, a number of people are left without a clue of how they’re going to make next month’s bills. While leaders on Capitol Hill are talking up another potential stimulus package to get the economy going, those of us on the ground know that action needs to be taken as soon as possible. And one way Arizonans consider taking action is through cannabis. Throughout the last year, an initiative […]

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States With Legal Marijuana, Nicotine Markets Reported Fewer Vaping Illnesses | Westword – Westword

A new study out of Yale University reveals that states with established legal marijuana and nicotine marketplaces experienced fewer deaths from vaping-related illnesses than those without such regulations. The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed followup to 2019’s outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did issue a final update on the nationwide case total in February, tallying 2,807 EVALI hospitalizations nationwide and 68 confirmed deaths in 29 states and Washington, D.C. And research into pulmonary vaping illnesses continues, with Ohio State University receiving a $5.5 million grant from the American […]

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