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Judge tosses lawsuit against Arizona’s medical marijuana law

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed a lawsuit against her own state’s medical marijuana law in May. She claimed that state employees could be in jeopardy because the state law conflicts with federal laws, despite…

PBS documentary sheds light on marijuana’s cancer-killing properties

The cancer-killing properties of marijuana were the subject of discussion in a PBS documentary that aired this week to little media fanfare. While using marijuana to kill cancer may sound like a wild claim to some, it struck Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti as a great idea. In his studies as professor…

Justice Department: State employees can legally implement medical marijuana programs

The Department of Justice filed on legal brief on Monday that indicated the federal government would not prosecute state employees for implementing state medical marijuana programs, according to the Marijuana Policy Project. The brief asks for a lawsuit filed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) to be thrown out. The…

Arizona voters approve medical marijuana in nail-biter vote

UPDATE: Arizona voters have approved a measure that will legalize medical marijuana use in the state for people with chronic or debilitating diseases. Final vote tallies showed Saturday that Proposition 203 won by a tiny margin of just 4,341 votes out of more than 1.67 million votes counted. The measure…

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