Editor's Note

Editor's Note

We've got the results of this year's Cannabis Bowl and reviews of some of the finer medicinals in our local dispensaries.


Lucky Shot: UA helps capture first image of a black hole

A pale orange glow stands as proof of the efforts of a global network of scientists, including a few close to home.

On the Domestic Front: Emerge to host 18th annual Mother of the Year luncheon

For 18 years, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse has hosted an annual luncheon to honor one woman as "Mother of the Year."

Danger Street

According to the most recent 2017 study by the Arizona Department of Transportation, a person was killed every 8 hours and 46 minutes in a traffic collision on our roads.

Twins Peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA

Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later?


Tom has some thoughts about making Donald Trump a one-term president—and he’s worried the Democrats are gonna blow it

Medical Marijuana Offers Gateway to Re-Leaf

Desert Bloom owner Aari Ruben believes in the power of marijuana to heal and provide relief.

Cooking with Cannabis

Jane “Grandma” Monday serves up Mary Jane products made with precision and love.

Pipe Dreams: Glass Geeks

While the owners of Glass Geeks didn't plan on selling pipes reaching thousands of dollars apiece, they happily discovered the market would richly reward the craftsmanship in Tucson.

Aching for Relief: CBD vs. THC

With major drugstore chains like Rite Aid and Walgreens now testing out CBD sales in select states, it's clear the more Americans have access to manufactured cannabis products then ever before.

Sample Bag

Here's a guide through some of the finest products now on the market.

The Tucson Weekly Cannabis Bowl 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time once again for the Tucson Weekly Cannabis Bowl!

Creative Power

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance has partnered with many creative leaders and educators to bring the communities of Oro Valley and Tucson an interactive summit.

Police Dispatch: Urine Trouble!

A man at a bustling bus stop suddenly had to pee and, midstream, decided it was better to do so in his pants.

Police Dispatch: Food Fight

Ongoing tension between a man and his (adult) stepson exploded after the latter allegedly ate the former's food

Editor's Note

Congrats to the UA Women's basketball team!

Border Skirmishes

Tensions over immigration policies continue to flare on campus and beyond

Hoop Champs

The final victory, which came the afternoon of April 6 against the Wildcats of Northwestern University, capped off the school's second championship at the postseason event.

Citizen Scientists

"One of the best parts is that you don't have to be a scientist to participate."


This was a real by-golly basketball game with some badass athletes and refs and a championship on the line.

The Skinny

MMJ: Mounting Monetary Policy

Arizonans legalized cannabis almost a decade ago, now. Yet patients still must withdraw cash to purchase cannabis products at dispensaries, and dispensaries still must find a way to store massive amounts of cash.

Police Dispatch

Two fellow fast-food workers' distaste for each other erupted in a near-choking incident after one of them made a pretty bad joke.

Editor's Note

More than 30 Arizona brewers are expected to bring their finest IPAs, so if you like cold beer, head to Armory Park for a taste of Arizona's finest.

Border Bucks: Operation Stonegarden

The Marana Police Department will receive $308,800 from the federal Operation Stonegarden grant program, despite Pima County's decision to reject the money last September.

Reading Rocks: OSIRIS-REx

Since arriving on Dec. 3, 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has orbited the asteroid Bennu more than a dozen times

Requiem for a Heavyweight: Don Diamond

He was an influential leader, a charismatic entrepreneur and man who loved Tucson until his final days.

The Skinny

Tucson Salvage

The ugly world spun hard but Tina's walker kept her from flying off of it. Squealing rubber and human screams seared her brain and sucked her back to this: Popeye's filthy shoes, arranged and neat, facing the same direction, as if waiting to be stepped into.

Leading Legislation

The Arizona Legislature is in full swing, and according to Arizona NORML, six of a record-breaking 31 cannabis bills still live, some in more limbo than others.

Police Dispatch

A high-school drug dealer produced a pretty lame story about accidentally finding a Xanax pill, trying to pin suspicion on his would-be customer ... all while obviously super high.

Editor's Note

Find out what fills the pages this week.

Kicked to the Curb: Housing experts discuss causes of Pima County’s high eviction rate

Between 2015 and 2018, more than 13,000 Pima County renters were faced with an eviction.

Football Fiesta: Tucson Sugar Skulls

Coleman wants his players to focus on limiting penalties, while maximizing their offensive drives and stifling the Strike Force's high-flying pass game. If they can do that, then the sky's the limit for the newfound Tucson squad.

Congressional Questions: U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD2) recently sat down with Tucson Weekly to talk about a range of issues facing Congress.

Troubled Waters: UA experts discuss Arizona drought contingency plan

In the late hours of Jan. 31, the Arizona Legislature passed a drought contingency plan in a nearly unanimous vote.

The Skinny

The fight to stop Rosemont Mine continues and democrat Mark Kelly has a clearer shot at Martha McSally next year


The irony hall of fame will probably soon be opening a new exhibit dedicated to the fact that the same President of the United States who wants to sic the federal government on Saturday Night Live just signed an executive order in favor of free speech on college campuses.

Police Dispatch

A cohabiting couple were arrested for fighting like cats and dogs while living in a car.

Police Dispatch

While on patrol, an officer located a big conglomeration of graffiti, in the form of text, covering the whole west side of a bridge and retaining wall

MMJ: Courts and Campaigns

The Arizona Dispensaries Association announced their plans last week for a 2020 ballot initiative to legalize adult-use cannabis, March 20.

Editor's Note: South By South Wiped

I'm still a little jangled from spending five days trying to drink from the sonic fire hose that is SXSW...

Vanishing Act: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Last Wednesday, the Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 2570, which intends to create the first study committee on violence against Indigenous women and girls in the state.

No Barking Matter: Oro Valley Seeks to Silence Nuisance Pets

While living in the Sonoran Desert brings with it some proximity to howling coyotes, the Raffetys—and many of their neighbors—were subject to the barking of a pack of dogs owned by Victor and Cecile Stanton.

Good News: Education Funding Woes

Once again, Arizona got a bad rap in the media for the way it funds education. But this time it's different. This time we don't deserve it.

Tucson Salvage

I don't know much about Japanese gardens, can't really define the framing and depth cues, the layered traditions. But each visit, either here at Yume Japanese Gardens in Tucson or in other American cities, elicits some visceral response.

MMJ: Marijuana in Motion

The Arizona Dispensaries Association announced their plans for a 2020 voter initiative to legalize adult-use cannabis last week.

Editor’s Note: Rays of Sunshine

It's Sunshine Week, which doesn't just mean another week of gorgeous weather here in Southern Arizona. It's also the week when the press points out the importance of having access to public records.

Domestic Death: Oro Valley Murder

Trevor Draegeth and his wife, Laurie, were allegedly involved in an argument the night before the latter was found dead in their Oro Valley home.

Classroom vs. Crime

If it's predictable, it's preventable. That was the sentiment delivered by Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier while they urged legislators to make bigger investments in Arizona's early childhood education system.

Looping Around

Marana residents will see an extension of The Loop trail from the Canyon Del Oro Wash to the west side of Interstate-10, thanks to a routine bank protection project.

Danehy: Tom takes on the anti-vax community

What is perhaps most frustrating is that the entire anti-vaxxer (bowel) movement began with a fake study conducted by a fake doctor using fake(d) data.

The Foilies 2019

The cause of government transparency finally broke through to the popular zeitgeist this year.

Green Rush Reckoning

It's a story every Intro to Economics student has heard before. A market is profitable, so firms enter the market until it's not profitable, then leave the market until it is and continue the cycle until it reaches equilibrium. It's one of the first steps in free-market correction.

Police Dispatch: Wasted Effort

An extremely intoxicated northside man made a valiant attempt at appearing alert and composed when caught illegally behind the wheel.


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