Arizona News

Proposition 205 Arizona 2018

Although it’s too late for Proposition 205, or the Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative, to make it onto the November 6, 2018 ballot, that doesn’t mean the end of the recreational legalization effort. It only means people in support of the measure will have to try again during the next election session. The state of recreational… read more

How Far Back Does a Background Check Go in Arizona?

Employers, weapons dealers, the Department of Motor Vehicles, financial lenders, landlords, and individuals may request and conduct background checks before making decisions in Arizona. A background check may look into the person’s criminal, employment, driver, or another history for black marks that may impact the investigator’s decision. As someone with a criminal history in Arizona,… read more

Laws Are Looking Green for Arizona Primary Winners

The legalization of medical cannabis in the state of Arizona opened the doors to other marijuana laws, slowly but surely. Although Arizona remains a state with relatively strict views against cannabis (the law to legalize recreational marijuana failed to pass two years ago), the future is looking greener for the Grand Canyon State. Many of… read more

2018: Governor Doug Ducey Signs Arizona Hemp Bill

On May 14th, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1098 into law, agreeing to fund a pilot program that allows certain organizations to cultivate industrial hemp. Hemp is the fibrous form of the cannabis plant. According to the bill, universities and others with licenses from the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) can grow,… read more

The Wrong-Way DUI

One of the 347 new bills Arizona lawmakers signed into law as part of the 53rd Legislature increases the penalties for wrong-way driving under the influence (DUI). The law, House Bill 2243, amends Title 28 of the Arizona Revised Statutes and adds a new section about wrong-way driving. If the police arrest you for driving… read more

New Arizona Laws in Effect in 2018

Arizona lawmakers have been busy this year, putting 347 new laws into place for state citizens. Among these new laws are some that may change the way you drive, how much you’ll pay for tickets when you can marry. Here’s an overview of a few of the new laws that went into effect on August… read more