Public Health

Governor Doug Ducey was sent a bill legalize sterile needle exchange

Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona was sent a bill in May to legalize sterile needle exchange in hopes of HIV prevention and lowering health care system costs Governor Doug Ducey has been sent bills to legalize both fentanyl test strips and sterile needle exchanges which could both drastically help people with substance use disorders. The …

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Elderly Woman Sues Gila County After Mistreatment in Jail

63 year-old  woman with a history of mental illness sues Gila County for false imprisonment and mistreatment after being forced to drink toilet water. Tamara Barnicoat, 63, was arrested and jailed while having a psychotic episode back in October of 2019 for trespassing and other minor offenses. She was then held for 27 days without …

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Could Recreational Marijuana Revenue Help Arizona’s Pandemic Recovery?

Recreational marijuana tax revenue has proven to be “pandemic proof” in other states, is it time for Arizona to legalize it to spur economic recovery? With the COVID pandemic still in full swing across the country, tax revenue streams are dwindling in the state of Arizona. In order to fund the necessary programs to help …

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Arizona’s Potential Marijuana Legalization Stirs Up Mixed Feelings

Arizona Proposition 207 to legalize marijuana is now on the ballots, making AZ a new battleground for marijuana legalization. Arizona is taking the national spotlight in the fight for marijuana legalization for this upcoming 2020 election. Prop 207, if passed, would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Arizona. According to one poll last month, …

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