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Marijuana and Celebrities and Industry Spotlight

FDA Officials Confiscated CBD Edibles, Yuma Shop Owner Says

January 04, 2019

At 9:03 a.m. on Thursday, officials from the Food and Drug Administration confiscated edible CBD products from the shelves of a smoke shop in Yuma, the owner of the shop said. "They came i... (more)

Selling CCells: Arizona Firms Prosper With Popular THC Vape Cartridge From China

January 04, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered why all your vape cartridges look the same, the answer is less mysterious than some sort of marvel of industry standardization. The truth is that the ubiquitous black-tipped g... (more)

Industry Spotlight: Weed Activists To Watch

January 02, 2019

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Postal Inspector's Warning Letter to Arizona CBD Maker Shows Farm Bill's Limits

December 31, 2018

Chris Martin's Arizona-based CBD business has increased steadily over the past few years without too many hitches, so he was surprised a few days ago to receive an ominous letter from federal c... (more)

Making Pot Green Again: Environment and Economics Clash in the Cannabis Industry

December 28, 2018

Arizona has invested a lot into the medical cannabis program, but one investment not often considered is energy. As the industry grows, some dispensaries are considering their impact on the environm... (more)

Soaring Highs and Bad Trips: Top 10 Arizona Marijuana News Stories in 2018

December 28, 2018

It was another year for the history books in the Arizona medical-marijuana community, full of ever-growing highs and only a few bummers. Nearly 184,000 Arizonans were active cardholders in ... (more)

From the Ground Up: GreenPharms Dispensaries Run on Family and Frugality

December 21, 2018

Marie Paredes Saloum jokes that she couldn’t keep her hibiscus plant alive before she became an expert in an industry based on growing its products. She’s now owner of two Arizona dispensar... (more)

Budding Leaf: Curaleaf Carves Out New Territory With Midtown Roots Acquisition

December 14, 2018

The dispensary landscape is still peppered with small operations that founded the industry, but Curaleaf has staked out a lot of territory the past few months, rivaling only Harvest’s real es... (more)

From MMA to MMJ: Ex-Fighter Finds Second Wind in Medical Marijuana Industry

November 27, 2018

George Roop approaches growing cannabis like he approached mixed martial arts. “I was never the best athlete,” he said. “I was never the fastest or the strongest. But I fought some of th... (more)

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