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Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:46 AM

Did Arizona just go blue?

Per a Phoenix New Times article dated June 26, 2018: Medical-Cannabis Extracts Like Vape Pen Oil, Cannabis oils, hash oil, shatter, wax, and other names are now ILLEGAL under a 2-1 decision issued by the Arizona Court of Appeals on June 26, 2018.

The appellate judges ruled that the use of hashish was not included in the Marijuana Act when approved by the voters in 2010. Mikel Weisser, director of the state's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said that “about 40 percent of the market is based on some kind of concentrate. Vape pens, wax, topicals, edibles — it's all concentrated marijuana. The bottom line of the industry is threatened."

An immediate appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court is expected.

Also according to the article: “Arizona has about 170,000 qualified patients and caregivers, according to the state's latest monthly report. Patients consumed about 43 tons of all forms of marijuana last year.”

The Phoenix New Times article has more information.

Sorry if previously posted. This is the first I've heard of it.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:51 AM

1. Do you have a link to

The Phoenix New Times article?


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Sat Jun 30, 2018, 02:03 AM

2. Arizona had 40% conservatives and 27% liberals in 2016


First state I've ever seen that reported a higher number of both self-identified conservatives and liberals in the presidential exit poll. Previously I thought that was impossible. The national number was 35-26.

Extremely polarized state that won't turn blue until that 40% number steadily drops to 38%, then 36% and so forth. That was the identical trend that Virginia took. You can't force it to happen and normally it is at least one presidential cycle further away than conventional wisdom.

I would expect us to lose several frustrating tight statewide decisions in Arizona in nearby cycles, as that 40% is still too stubborn. Then once the breakthrough occurs a decade or so from now the trend continues.

It is possible to steal a statewide federal race if the national tilt is severe, like +7% or more along with a candidate to candidate edge and not opposing an incumbent.

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 02:18 AM

3. I like numbers people.

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