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By a narrow margin in the November 2010 election, state voters passed the historic Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The new law, actually Arizona's second medical pot measure, allows qualified patients to possess up to 2 ½ ounces of weed legally and grow up to 12 plants for their personal use. Voters also approved the opening of more than 100 marijuana dispensaries around the state. But Governor Jan Brewer put a halt to the dispensary industry in May and sued the state in a federal lawsuit. New Times has covered every angle of the rise and partial fall of the law, breaking important stories on the issue from Proposition 203's nail-biting election to the heavy-handed Gilbert police raid in June of a marijuana patient's home. We've collected all of our news coverage here in this special report, making it easy for you to kick back - with or without your medicine - and catch up on every important development since Prop 203 first collected enough signatures to make the ballot.

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  1. Governor Jan Brewer Says Feds' New Letter on Medical Pot Proves She Took "Proper Course of Action" in Derailing Dispensary Program
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  2. Arizona Marijuana Dispensaries Face More Problems After Letter by Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole, Industry Reps Say
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  3. Obama Administration Clarifies Medical-Marijuana Stance -- Sort Of; Reaffirms Lack of Interest in Busting Patients, but Warns of Possible Consequences for Commercial Activity
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  4. Allan Sobol: Medical Marijuana Clubs Will Replace Dispensaries in Arizona; For-Profit Club to Offer "Free" Pot
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  5. Arizona Compassion Club Helps Obtain Medical Marijuana for Qualified Patients
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  6. Eric Holder Must Clarify Decision on Medical Marijuana, Congressmen Say; Dems Argue for States' Rights, Repubs Want Federal Status Quo
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  7. Morning Poll: Have Gilbert Police Gone Rogue With Medical Weed Arrests?
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  8. Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn Won't Explain Harsh Stance on Medical Pot Law
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  9. Medical-Marijuana Patient: Gilbert Police Took Me to Jail
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  10. Gilbert Police Raid Tempe Medical-Marijuana Shop; Officers Seize Pot, Make No Arrests
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