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  • Questions about whether legalized marijuana can take on the cartels

    Questions about whether legalized marijuana can take on the cartels

    Friday, October 28 2016 12:48 PM EDT2016-10-28 16:48:20 GMT
    Monday, November 7 2016 11:58 PM EST2016-11-08 04:58:22 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Supporters of legalized marijuana say regulating the drug could help fight Mexican cartels by starving them of profits, but others say it won't hurt cartels, and may actually help them deal legally.

    Supporters of legalized marijuana say regulating the drug could help fight Mexican cartels by starving them of profits, but others say it won't hurt cartels, and may actually help them deal legally.

  • Colorado lawmakers: Arizona anti-pot ads are inaccurate

    Colorado lawmakers: Arizona anti-pot ads are inaccurate

    Monday, October 31 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-10-31 22:52:14 GMT
    Tuesday, November 1 2016 9:11 AM EDT2016-11-01 13:11:23 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Three Colorado state legislators on Monday called on opponents of the Arizona measure to legalize recreational pot to stop airing what they say are misleading and inaccurate ads.

    Three Colorado state legislators on Monday called on opponents of the Arizona measure to legalize recreational pot to stop airing what they say are misleading and inaccurate ads.

  • Q&A: A look at measures to legalize pot, raise minimum wage

    Q&A: A look at measures to legalize pot, raise minimum wage

    Thursday, October 27 2016 8:47 PM EDT2016-10-28 00:47:23 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 8:47 PM EDT2016-10-28 00:47:22 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    A TV ad backing legal pot in Arizona features a Marine veteran saying marijuana saved him from post-traumatic stress disorder. In an opposition commercial, a former Colorado governor warns of the dangers of the legal drug, claiming that pot-laced candy is marketed to children. The dueling ads come as voters consider a November ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana. 

    A TV ad backing legal pot in Arizona features a Marine veteran saying marijuana saved him from post-traumatic stress disorder. In an opposition commercial, a former Colorado governor warns of the dangers of the legal drug, claiming that pot-laced candy is marketed to children. The dueling ads come as voters consider a November ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana. 

  • Casino owner gives half-million to Arizona anti-pot campaign

    Casino owner gives half-million to Arizona anti-pot campaign

    Monday, October 24 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-10-25 01:40:42 GMT
    Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson. (Source: wikipedia.org)Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson. (Source: wikipedia.org)

    The latest major donation to the campaign against legal recreational marijuana in Arizona came from Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who donated $500,000 last week. 

    The latest major donation to the campaign against legal recreational marijuana in Arizona came from Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who donated $500,000 last week. 

  • County rejects Casa Grande medical marijuana festival

    County rejects Casa Grande medical marijuana festival

    Monday, October 24 2016 6:36 PM EDT2016-10-24 22:36:13 GMT
    Monday, October 24 2016 6:36 PM EDT2016-10-24 22:36:12 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    County leaders have denied a permit for an overnight medical marijuana festival in Casa Grande on Halloween weekend.

    County leaders have denied a permit for an overnight medical marijuana festival in Casa Grande on Halloween weekend.

  • Rare look inside illegal marijuana grows

    Rare look inside illegal marijuana grows

    Thursday, October 20 2016 11:32 PM EDT2016-10-21 03:32:56 GMT
    Friday, October 21 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-10-21 22:52:54 GMT
    A special task force raided a Valley house where marijuana was being illegally grown. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A special task force raided a Valley house where marijuana was being illegally grown. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A lot can be hidden in a home and  you may not be aware of dangers growing right next door.  

    A lot can be hidden in a home and  you may not be aware of dangers growing right next door.  

  • 7 things you should know about marijuana labs

    7 things you should know about marijuana labs

    Thursday, October 6 2016 1:20 PM EDT2016-10-06 17:20:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 20 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-10-21 03:00:15 GMT
    While this illegal BHO lab did not explode, with the amount of butane found, it easily could have. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)While this illegal BHO lab did not explode, with the amount of butane found, it easily could have. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Marijuana manufacturers are setting up shop in homes across the Valley, but what they're using to get the job done could be putting entire neighborhoods at risk because when the slightest thing goes wrong, the result is literally explosive.

    Marijuana manufacturers are setting up shop in homes across the Valley, but what they're using to get the job done could be putting entire neighborhoods at risk because when the slightest thing goes wrong, the result is literally explosive.

  • Fact Checking: Prop 205 commercials

    Fact Checking: Prop 205 commercials

    Thursday, October 20 2016 9:09 PM EDT2016-10-21 01:09:07 GMT
    Thursday, October 20 2016 9:54 PM EDT2016-10-21 01:54:27 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Recent polls have proposition 205 in Arizona nearly neck in neck. Proposition 205 would allow recreational marijuana use in Arizona starting in 2018. Recent television spots both for against the proposition have some asking questions. Our fact checking found misleading information in both the for and against proposition 205 campaigns.

    Recent polls have proposition 205 in Arizona nearly neck in neck. Proposition 205 would allow recreational marijuana use in Arizona starting in 2018. Recent television spots both for against the proposition have some asking questions. Our fact checking found misleading information in both the for and against proposition 205 campaigns.

  • Legalized marijuana would open up lots of questions for employers and workers

    Legalized marijuana would open up lots of questions for employers and workers

    Thursday, October 13 2016 2:15 PM EDT2016-10-13 18:15:08 GMT
    Friday, October 14 2016 7:56 PM EDT2016-10-14 23:56:44 GMT
    Legalizing marijuana for recreational use could raise lots of questions for employers and workers. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Legalizing marijuana for recreational use could raise lots of questions for employers and workers. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Legalizing marijuana for recreational use could raise lots of questions for employers and workers. Can you employers still have a "drug-free" workplace? Can someone be fired for having marijuana in their system? As it turns out, there are no clear-cut answers.

    Legalizing marijuana for recreational use could raise lots of questions for employers and workers. Can you employers still have a "drug-free" workplace? Can someone be fired for having marijuana in their system? As it turns out, there are no clear-cut answers.

  • Company with out-of-state prison contracts fights to defeat Prop. 205

    Company with out-of-state prison contracts fights to defeat Prop. 205

    Thursday, October 13 2016 9:50 PM EDT2016-10-14 01:50:06 GMT
    Friday, October 14 2016 12:56 AM EDT2016-10-14 04:56:37 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Scottsdale-base company that contracts with out of state prisons is now trying to defeat the legalization of marijuana in Arizona.

    A Scottsdale-base company that contracts with out of state prisons is now trying to defeat the legalization of marijuana in Arizona.

  • Ex-DEA agents promote Prop. 205

    Ex-DEA agents promote Prop. 205

    Thursday, October 13 2016 2:09 AM EDT2016-10-13 06:09:15 GMT
    Thursday, October 13 2016 2:09 AM EDT2016-10-13 06:09:14 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Some unlikely proponents for Arizona's recreational marijuana initiative went to Arizona State University's Tempe campus for support. 

    Some unlikely proponents for Arizona's recreational marijuana initiative went to Arizona State University's Tempe campus for support. 

  • Legal pot could upend years of drug smuggling in Arizona

    Legal pot could upend years of drug smuggling in Arizona

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:47 AM EDT2016-10-11 13:47:20 GMT
    Tuesday, October 11 2016 9:57 AM EDT2016-10-11 13:57:50 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Five states will vote Nov. 8 on whether to allow recreational pot, including Arizona and California, the first two border states to consider the idea. If Arizona's ballot measure passes, pot shops would soon arise in a place that has long been a center of drug smuggling. In cities such as Nogales, smugglers are seen almost daily scaling the border fence with backpacks of weed.

    Five states will vote Nov. 8 on whether to allow recreational pot, including Arizona and California, the first two border states to consider the idea. If Arizona's ballot measure passes, pot shops would soon arise in a place that has long been a center of drug smuggling. In cities such as Nogales, smugglers are seen almost daily scaling the border fence with backpacks of weed.

  • Marijuana lottery winners could cash in big come November

    Marijuana lottery winners could cash in big come November

    Thursday, October 6 2016 10:29 PM EDT2016-10-07 02:29:30 GMT
    Friday, October 7 2016 2:05 AM EDT2016-10-07 06:05:54 GMT
    The marijuana dispensary lottery was held on Thursday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The marijuana dispensary lottery was held on Thursday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    State health officials awarded more than two dozen new licenses to sell medical marijuana that could pay off big time for the lucky winners should voters legalize marijuana next month.

    State health officials awarded more than two dozen new licenses to sell medical marijuana that could pay off big time for the lucky winners should voters legalize marijuana next month.

  • Recreational marijuana: Question and answer guide to Prop. 205

    Recreational marijuana: Question and answer guide to Prop. 205

    Friday, September 30 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-30 20:00:24 GMT
    Friday, September 30 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-09-30 22:00:47 GMT

    This November, Arizonans will vote on whether to approve recreational marijuana. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Prop 205.

    This November, Arizonans will vote on whether to approve recreational marijuana. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Prop 205.

  • Colorado leaders ask Arizonans to vote no on legalizing marijuana

    Colorado leaders ask Arizonans to vote no on legalizing marijuana

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 9:08 PM EDT2016-09-21 01:08:21 GMT
    Tuesday, September 20 2016 11:31 PM EDT2016-09-21 03:31:41 GMT
    Opponents of Prop. 205 held a news conference on Tuesday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Opponents of Prop. 205 held a news conference on Tuesday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Do as we say not as we do.  That was the basic message from a pair of Colorado leaders today urging Arizonans to vote down the legalization of recreational marijuana.

    Do as we say not as we do.  That was the basic message from a pair of Colorado leaders today urging Arizonans to vote down the legalization of recreational marijuana.

  • Federal judge upholds ruling: no guns for medical marijuana users

    Federal judge upholds ruling: no guns for medical marijuana users

    Friday, September 2 2016 1:11 AM EDT2016-09-02 05:11:59 GMT
    Friday, September 2 2016 1:43 AM EDT2016-09-02 05:43:56 GMT
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday medical marijuana card owners can't own guns. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A federal judge ruled Wednesday medical marijuana card owners can't own guns. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A federal judge just upheld a ban on gun sales to medical marijuana users, forcing possibly thousands of Arizonans to choose which they want more. 

    A federal judge just upheld a ban on gun sales to medical marijuana users, forcing possibly thousands of Arizonans to choose which they want more. 

  • What recreational marijuana use would look like if passed

    What recreational marijuana use would look like if passed

    Thursday, September 1 2016 12:24 AM EDT2016-09-01 04:24:06 GMT
    Thursday, September 1 2016 1:44 AM EDT2016-09-01 05:44:15 GMT
    Voters are a little more than 2 months away from deciding whether recreational marijuana should be legal. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Voters are a little more than 2 months away from deciding whether recreational marijuana should be legal. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    In just 68 days voters will decide whether or not they want to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona for people 21 and older.

    In just 68 days voters will decide whether or not they want to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona for people 21 and older.

  • Arizona Supreme Court says legal marijuana measure on ballot

    Arizona Supreme Court says legal marijuana measure on ballot

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 5:40 PM EDT2016-08-31 21:40:35 GMT
    Thursday, September 1 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-09-01 04:06:02 GMT

    A voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana will be on the November ballot after the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a final legal challenge to the measure.

    A voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana will be on the November ballot after the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a final legal challenge to the measure.

  • Marijuana measure closer to reality

    Marijuana measure closer to reality

    Thursday, August 11 2016 9:56 PM EDT2016-08-12 01:56:21 GMT
    Thursday, August 11 2016 10:31 PM EDT2016-08-12 02:31:10 GMT
    (Source: Tyson Anderson via 123RF)(Source: Tyson Anderson via 123RF)

    On Thursday, the Secretary of State's office certified the petition signatures for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.  But there is still one more legal hurdle they must clear before voters get a shot at deciding the issue. 

    On Thursday, the Secretary of State's office certified the petition signatures for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.  But there is still one more legal hurdle they must clear before voters get a shot at deciding the issue. 

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  • Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-03-30 05:19:21 GMT
    (Source: AZGFD.net)(Source: AZGFD.net)

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

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    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:12:29 GMT

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

  • Local group drafting new policy to improve safety on roads

    Local group drafting new policy to improve safety on roads

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:11:32 GMT

    The complete streets policy would become a framework for all future road projects, prioritizing how to make the roads safer for everyone using them. 

    The complete streets policy would become a framework for all future road projects, prioritizing how to make the roads safer for everyone using them. 

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