Tucson Weekly Review
From the review in the Tucson Weekly, March 7, 2013
"A HUGE selection of meds . . ."
"feels kind of like a doctors office . . . reminds you of a pharmacy."
"A wonderland of cannabis selection . . ."
". . . convenient, safe place to get some meds."
Read the whole article in the Tucson Weekly, right here
Pain Pills Leading Cause of Drug Overdoses
Pain Pills Leading Cause of Drug Overdoses and Deaths.
CHICAGO - Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.
"The big picture is that this is a big problem that has gotten much worse quickly," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which gathered and analyzed the data.
In 2010, the CDC reported, there were 38,329 drug overdose deaths nationwide. Medicines, mostly prescription drugs, were involved in nearly 60 percent of overdose deaths that year, overshadowing deaths from illicit narcotics.
Read the entire story from the Arizona Daily Star, Feb 20, 2013
Out of the Closet - for Medical Cannabis
Unexpected Voice In Support Of Medical Marijuana
Former United States Attorney and Drug Fighter Mel McDonald Has Amazing Family Story About Medical Marijuana
(PHOENIX) He prosecuted criminals as a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney. He served as a Superior Court Judge for 7 years. When Ronald Reagan needed a crime fighter in Arizona to lead the war on drugs, he appointed Mel McDonald to be his United States Attorney.
McDonald is once again answering a call to serve, not from the President of the United States, but from his wife and his brain injured son in a life and death fight for medical marijuana. One of the most respected crime fighters in the state of Arizona says obtaining medical marijuana for legitimate medical needs should not be a crime. And now he has spoken out.
McDonald, in an interview with Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic, explained why Arizona lawmakers seeking to repeal medical marijuana should consider the impact it will have on people like his wife and son. McDonald said, "Do not criminalize desperately needed medicine that helps people remain alive. Don't force people like my wife to go underground and commit crimes to spare the life of her son."
Here is a link to the article.
For Immediate Release
SOUTHERN ARIZONA INTEGRATED THERAPIES OPENING DEC 1st, 2012
Tucson's First Medical Cannabis Dispensary is Ready to Serve the Needs of Our Community
After a two year process of licensing, inspection and approval to operate, Green Medicine Inc. is proud to announce the opening of its medical cannabis dispensary, dba Southern Arizona Integrated Therapies (SAINTS). Located in central Tucson at 112 S. Kolb Rd in the Gaslight Village Plaza, it is the first licensed Prop 203 dispensary in the State of Arizona to open its doors to the 33,600 qualified patients and their designated caregivers.