Public Health Journalism this Week

Kris Mayes: AZ law bars smoke shops from selling delta-8 THC products • Arizona Mirror (azmirror.com)

Why Arizona wants to expand its flawed involuntary psychiatric care system (azcentral.com)

Arizona AG rules delta-8 can’t be sold without cannabis license – Axios Phoenix

AG Kris Mayes says delta-8 THC can’t be sold legally in Arizona (azcentral.com)

Maricopa County reported 645 heat-related deaths in 2023, a 700% increase from decade ago | KJZZ

Arizona lawmakers can’t agree on mental health legislation. Here’s why | KJZZ

Democrats tried to force a vote on contraception access, but Republicans shut it down (azmirror.com)

State leaders misled public about scope of Medicaid fraud crisis (azcir.org)

A conservative committee that made controversial claims about COVID-19 to reconvene at AZ Capitol | KJZZ

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