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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

New Research: Regular Marijuana Users See Pre-Diabetes Benefit

A new research study published today in the American Journal of Medicine found that current marijuana users had significantly lower fasting insulin, were less likely to be insulin resistant (a … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

California medical marijuana crackdown: Is it Tom Horne’s fault?

Late last week US attorneys announced a crackdown on the “large, for-profit medical marijuana industry” in California. From CNN… [The attorneys sent] letters of warning to landlords and lien holders … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · 11 Comments

Update on proposed 300% medical marijuana tax

Wednesday evening, I posted a story about the proposed 300% tax on medical marijuana, which blew up in the Citizen comments section and on state representatives’ facebook pages over night. … Continue reading

January 27, 2011 · 25 Comments

Drug Cartel Empowerment Act: Arizona Legislature proposes 300% sales tax on medical marijuana

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced today on the John C. Scott Show that it would be legal in Arizona to impose sales tax on medical marijuana. Although drug prescriptions … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 43 Comments

Pat Robertson decries ‘criminalization’ of pot and mandatory sentencing

On a recent 700 Club show, televangelist and standard bearer for the Christian right, Pat Robertson, mused about the folly of criminalizing pot use and mandatory sentencing. (No, this is not … Continue reading

December 24, 2010 · 8 Comments

Medical marijuana: City of Mesa clears way for new ‘Mormon Trail’

Back in the early 1980s, I interviewed an old rancher who lived in Dragoon, Arizona for a feature story about rural Cochise County. His 1800s stone ranch house was decorated … Continue reading

December 11, 2010 · 10 Comments

Marketing medical marijuana? A new ‘U’ can help you

While the Arizona Bar Association diddles around trying to decide whether or not they will represent would-be medical marijuana businesses and while bureaucrats cook up regulatory roadblocks, at least one … Continue reading

December 7, 2010 · 6 Comments

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.