When Arlin Troutt was sentenced in February of 1996 for a marijuana-selling conspiracy, a crowd of supporters came to the Minneapolis federal courtroom to cheer him on. The Arizona resident and former front-man for a line of hemp-wear affiliated with country singer Willie Nelson had been convicted ... More >>
A local group that announced plans to try to recall Republican Senator Kimberly Yee is ending that recall effort.The group, the Arizona Veterans Assistance Committee -- which was formed by people from the Phoenix chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) -- target ... More >>
People from the Phoenix chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) are going to try to force a recall of Republican Senator Kimberly Yee.Yee, who's been one of the biggest opponents of Arizona's voter-approved medical-marijuana law, is being targeted after blocking ... More >>
Some Democratic lawmakers are proposing that marijuana possession in Arizona should no longer be a felony.It's not legalization, but it is decriminalization -- 13 Democrats have teamed up to offer a bill that proposes the penalty for possessing less than an ounce of pot be a "civil penalty" of $100 ... More >>
See also: Medical-Marijuana Supporters Plan Rally at Phoenix PD Headquarters on Wednesday at 5 p.m. See also: Judge Orders Arizona to Implement Medical Marijuana Act Marijuana advocates rallied outside Phoenix police headquarters yesterday evening, demanding respect for state law. Motivated at lea ... More >>
See also: Arizona Cannabis Society Raided by Phoenix Police Two supporters of Arizona's medical-marijuana law say they have dozens of people lined up to join them for a rally on Wednesday in front of Phoenix PD headquarters. Rain Baker, who says she's a board member for the local office of NORML, ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWillie NelsonCountry music legend Willie Nelson, whose marijuana use is also legendary, has endorsed Republican candidate Gary Johnson for president in 2012.Nelson, founder of the newly formed Teapot Party, met with Johnson (a former governor of New Mexico) after a Nelson c ... More >>
Chad Krystal$ Superconscious (Self-released) GRADE: B-I generally try to make our weekly You Asked For It review more about music than career counseling, but there's no way to avoid it with this week's pick, Phoenix rapper Chad Krystals.Krystal$ has some things going for him. His white boy flow isn ... More >>
The Arizona Republic took a sober look this morning at the issue of a marijuana-based drug and the Phoenix company trying to legally earn cartel-level salaries with it. The article covered the toils of wealthy entrepreneur John Kapoor, who has invested $40 million of his own stash in his company, In ... More >>
“Mommy, I don’t want to march!” The girl’s mother was protesting the prohibition of marijuana at Steele Indian School park. It was hot, it was dry, and her grade school-age daughter didn’t seem very happy about spending her Saturday walking around central Phoenix with a bunch of people c ... More >>
Pay $1,200 for a water pipe? Are you high?
Local improv musicians converge on Sail Inn for 4:20 Fest. Sedona may lie in their future.
Valley glass blowers and head shops fear prosecution, as Operation Pipe Dream shuts down a local manufacturer
Thousands of Arizonans smoke marijuana. Get over it.
From the week of October 4-10, 2001
The life and high times of Phoenix cannabis crusader Christie Bohling
Proposition 200 -- the Drug Medicalization Act -- is causing high anxiety among politicians and lawmen