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Medical marijuana legalization presents challenges

by in Featured | Healthcare | Legal

It seems as if the ball is finally rolling on the law Arizona voters passed two years ago that legalized medical marijuana. Last week the Maricopa County Superior Court ruled the law constitutional, and this week the state’s first dispensaries opened in Glendale and Tucson. The implementation of Arizona’s medical marijuana system has presented the… Read More →

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Glendale


Arizona’s first legal medical marijuana dispensary is to open in Glendale two years after voters approved the use of the drug to treat certain health problems such as chronic pain and cancer. The Glendale dispensary is among 96 applicants chosen through a lottery system for 126 geographic areas across the state. While the law allows… Read More →

Judge upholds Arizona’s medical marijuana law

by in Business News | Healthcare | Legal

Arizona’s medical marijuana law is constitutional and federal drug laws don’t stand in the way of public officials implementing the state law, a judge ruled Tuesday. “This court will not rule that Arizona, having sided with the ever-growing minority of states and having limited it to medical use, has violated public policy,” Judge Michael Gordon… Read More →

Arizona approves first medical marijuana dispensary


State health regulators have issued their first approval for a medical marijuana dispensary, but a lawyer for the operator says the facility won’t open right away. Director of Health Services Will Humble says a dispensary applicant in Glendale received the approval late Thursday after passing an inspection without any major deficiencies. The medical marijuana law… Read More →

Arizona medical marijuana drawings use bingo balls


Arizona officials used a bingo machine with sets of numbered air-blown balls Tuesday as they picked winners from among hundreds of applicants for certificates to run medical marijuana dispensaries around the state. The 4-hour drawing to pick winners among 404 applicants for 68 dispensary districts constituted a key implementation step for the voter-created health program… Read More →

Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Dispensary Application Simplified

Arizona Medical Marijuana Program

Over the past nine months, the dispensary application portion of the Arizona Medical Marijuana program has been on hold. As early as April 2012, applications will be accepted under certain conditions. Only landlords with properly zoned locations that are not near schools, churches, public parks, daycare centers and other prohibited areas will be qualified to… Read More →

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators Deal With Regulations, Landlords

Medical Marijuana, AZRE Magazine May/June 2011
by in Brokerage

Don’t look for medical marijuana dispensaries to pop up next door to your neighborhood drug store anytime soon. Cities are wrestling with a host of issues to determine where the new businesses can set up shop, even as the Arizona Department of Health Services tries to figure out who can operate them and who can… Read More →