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Arizona Governor Signs Hemp Bill Into Law

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed into law a bill establishing an industrial hemp pilot program. Governor Ducey signed Senate Bill 1098 earlier today, providing funding for the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s (AZDA) agricultural pilot program allowing universities and those with a license from AZDA to begin cultivating industrial hemp. The law defines hemp as …

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Arizona Committee Votes Unanimously to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Arizona’a House Land, Agriculture and Rural Areas Committee has voted unanimously in favor of legislation that would legalize industrial hemp. The legislation has already been approved by the state’s full Senate, and now needs to be passed by the House of Representatives in order to be sent to Governor Doug Ducey for consideration. Ducey vetoed …

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Arizona Legislature Approves Measure to Legalize Hemp

Legislation that would legalize hemp has been given approval by the Arizona’s Legislature. Senate Bill 1337 has been passed by Arizona’s full legislature, sending it to Governor Doug Ducey for consideration. Ducey now has the option of signing the measure into law, allowing it to become law without his signature, or vetoing it. It his was …

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Arizona Court Overturns Law Making it Illegal to Use Medical Cannabis on College Campuses

An Arizona court has overturned a law making it illegal to use medical cannabis on college campuses. According to the Associated Press, an appellate court ruled Thursday that lawmakers can’t make it illegal to use medical cannabis on Arizona college campuses. The court did rule, however, that colleges have the right to prohibit it themselves; …

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Second Arizona House Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Hemp, Already Passed Senate

An Arizona bill to legalize hemp has been passed by its second House committee. Senate Bill 1337 passed the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday with a 12 to 1 vote, roughly two weeks after it passed the House Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. Earlier this month the measure passed the full Senate 26 to 4. …

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Arizona House Committee Approves Hemp Legalization Bill, Would Explicitly Bypass Federal Law

An Arizona bill to legalize hemp passed a House committee today with a 7 to 1 vote; it’s already passed the full Senate. Senate Bill 1337 passed the House Land, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, moving it to the House Appropriations Committee. The measure passed the Senate earlier this month with a 26 to 4 …

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Arizona Senate Passes Hemp Legalization Bill

Arizona’s full Senate has given approval to the legalization of industrial hemp. Senate Bill 1337 passed the full Senate with a 26 to 4 vote; this follows a 6 to 1 vote in the Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee, and a unanimous 10 to 0 vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee. It now moves …

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Bill to Legalize Hemp Passes Two Arizona Committees, Would Prohibit State From Following Federal Law

Two Senate Committees in Arizona have back-to-back approved a bill that would explicitly legalize industrial hemp. Senate Bill 1337 was approved by the Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee on Monday with a 6 to 1 vote. The next day it was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee with a unanimous 10 to 0 vote. …

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Initiative to Legalize Marijuana Filed in Arizona, Advocates Aim for 2018 Ballot

An initiative to legalize the possession, cultivation and license distribution of marijuana has been filed in Arizona. The proposal was filed with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan by the nonprofit political action committee Safer Arizona. The measure would legalize the possession of cannabis for those 21 and older, while allowing them to cultivate up …

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Arizona

A little over a month after Arizona voters narrowly defeated an initiative to legalize cannabis, a legislative bill to do the same has been filed in the state’s House of Representative. Representative Mark Cardenas (D-Louisville) has prefiled House Bill 2003 for the 2017 legislative session which begins next month. Specifically, the measure would allow those …

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