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ODs Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths in Pima County

Drug overdoses account for 34 percent of inadvertent fatalities in region; in 2013, 327 people died from this cause.

Arizona residents are getting to vote on medical marijuana as part of Proposition 203.

ACLU Suing to Add Cannabis Extracts to MMJ Law

Group files suit in name of 5-year-old with rare form of epilepsy; he's one of the few children in state to have a medical marijuana card.

Arizona residents are getting to vote on medical marijuana as part of Proposition 203.

AZ Dept of Health Services to Change Medical Marijuana Rules

Department says modifications come after a Superior Court ruling that called regulations unreasonable.

Border Patrol Agent Sentenced for Drug Smuggling

Agent Anaya will spend five years in prison for loading marijuana onto his patrol vehicle.

Ed Honea, Marana, Arizona Mayor

Marana Changes Rules About Growing Medicinal Marijuana

Town Council votes to make it illegal to grow drug unless it is for medical use within town limits.

Marijuana Legalization Group Plans to Target AZ Next

Same organization that aided successful effort to legalize the drug in CO hopes to use same method here.

Medical MJ Law May Not Protect Use of Certain Forms of Drug

This could potentially lead to criminal prosecution of dispensary operators, patients; such forms include edible resin.

The 2012 state budget ensures that the growth of Arizona's private prison industry.

Pima's Drug Treatment Alt to Prison Program Saves AZ Money

Offenders in program cost $10K, while offenders in prison cost $30K, report says; state has saved $1M.

We take a look at a Tucson man who says he improved on an existing idea that will help people to quit smoking.

Pima County Health Launches Hotline For Young Smokers

Officials say 6,000 Arizona teens become smokers each year; about 90 percent addicted by the time they're 19.

Border National Monument is Center of Conflict

Organ Pipe Cactus Park has sparked issues among Border Patrol, ecologists, visitors.

AZ Week: Immigration Reformers Hopeful of House Action

Senate-style compromise is key, say Arizona's border congressmen, Democrats Grijalva and Barber.

AZ Illustrated Science: Dealing with Addiction

AZ Illustrated explores recovering from addiction

Program Coordinator of the Sierra Club Borderlands Dan Millis speaks on the concern of environmental organizations about walls and other construction along the US-Mexico border that are creating carries for wildlife.

AZ Woman Freed from Mexican Jail

Review of videotape cleared her of marijuana smuggling charge

Rock for Rehab

Bisbee addiction treatment center uses annual music festival to raise funds, awareness

Briana Miller speaks about coping with trauma and substance abuse.

Briana’s Story: Starting Over

Young woman copes with trauma, substance abuse as she undergoes treatment; Part 3 of 3

Eddie’s Story: ‘Hopeless Cases’

Counselor uses troubled past to find new approaches to addiction treatment; Part 2 of 3

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