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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.

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.

Novel or familiar: A conversation about drug addiction and the brain

Researchers are seeking a better understanding of compulsive behavior on a cellular level.

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