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Arizona, 15th state with legal pot, begins recreational sales
State issues initial 86 licenses in 9 counties
Arizona county prosecutors join in dropping pot charges
The move comes in response to Prop 207 passage
Differences between Arizona’s new recreational pot law and medicinal use rules
Tony Paniagua reports on how cannabis industry members are preparing for the changes.
A look at Arizona’s two ballot measures
Arizona voters will decide on taxing top earners to fund education and legalizing recreational marijuana.
Arizona voters to consider another recreational marijuana bill
The new bill has criminal justice elements not present in a similar bill that was narrowly defeated in 2016.
Pima County deputies seizing more fentanyl pills
The department's Border Interdiction Unit focuses on stopping smugglers on the county's interstates and highways.
Opioid busts on the rise at Arizona ports of entry
Port officials are also seeing more cases of drugs being smuggled by U.S. citizens.
News roundup: Biden picks Harris for VP, Pence visits Tucson, no UA football this fall
Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 11.
Fentanyl deaths rising in Pima County
32 people have died so far this year.
Overdose prevention specialist speaks to UA students
"Understand that you are a person who is using drugs and I'm trying to keep you safe."
Some pushing for wider distribution of opioid-overdose antidote
With hundreds of overdoses so far this year, law enforcement and health workers are using naloxone to save lives.
Push to decriminalize clean needle exchanges in Arizona back in legislature
A discussion with Arizona Republic health reporter Stephanie Innes.
Diversion programs aimed at lowering drug-related incarcerations in Pima County
The county attorney's office says its approach is unique in Arizona.
How Pima County treats inmates with addiction, behavioral health issues
Lorraine Rivera toured the jail with correctional officers and health care staff.
Arizona House bill would set aside $1M for border cameras
Some members questioned whether bill crosses the line into federal border enforcement.
How green light might help pain sufferers wary of opioid addiction
A UA scientist is researching how the color green can be used to help manage chronic pain.
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