Arizona Medical Marijuana
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Congratulations to Arizona residents for allowing Arizona to become the most recent state to join the Medical Marijuana movement!
November 2010, saw proposition 203 squeeze into approval with only a 5,000 voter difference! The Arizona Department of Health has 120 days to issue patient and dispensary guidelines, but in the meantime please find the basic rights of qualified Arizona residents below. Please check back in early 2011 to find the finalized set of regulations. In the meantime, please feel free to leave your personal experiences or thoughts in our forum.
Arizona residents of legal age whom qualify for the use of Medical Marijuana must have a valid physician confirm they suffer from: Cancer, Glaucoma, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's Disease, Hepatitis C, Cachexia, Chornic/Severe Pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures/Epilepsy, or Muscle Spasms.
Patients and their respective Caregivers are allowed to procure, possess, and transport up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis; and may cultivate no more than 12 plants. All cultivation must occur in a secure, enclosed, and locked facility.
Public consumption and consumption while operating machinery are prohibited. No patient will be protected from employment or housing authorities for the use of Medical Marijuana.
News & Updates
Arizona residents recently voted to legalize the use of medical marijuana, but a new lawsuit filed by the state’s attorney general is bringing to light a very confusing aspect of the new law. Under Proposition 203, the act by which Arizona voters legalized marijuana for some uses, patients may grow and give the drug to other patients, but only if there are no dispensaries nearby and nothing of value is exchanged between the patients.
Arizona Attorney General is asking that the courts close down 3 Arizona Medical Marijuana clubs he claims are acting illegally.
Voters approved Arizona Medical Marijuana law via proposition 203, which is currently being held up by Arizona's governor to ensure that state employees will not face federal prosecution for administering and regulating the Arizona Medical Marijuana industry.
The Arizona Department of Health Services which regulates the Arizona Medical Marijuana program recently approved 6 applications for Medical Marijuana dispensaries to be located within the city limits.
Arizona had stopped the approval process after the recent increases in federal crackdowns on Medical Marijuana facilities across the nation. Arizona filed a lawsuit in federal court to determine if Arizona's Medical Marijuana Laws conflicted with federal drug laws.
The Arizona Department of Health began accepting applications from potential medical marijuana patients in the middle of April 2010, and in its first week has seen the start of a legitimate program.
Of the approximately 1,000 applications processed thus far, 800 of those have been approved. The majority of applications are from residents in the northern half of the state, and the average age is around 50. The most common condition among those 800 is chronic pain.
In response to the recent passage of Medical Marijuana Arizona law by the voters, the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill to further facilitate drug testing.
The Flagstaff city council will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12th at the Flagstaff City Hall to review the most recent proposal for dispensary regulations in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Arizona, the most recent state to allow Medical Marijuana, is preparing itself for the potential "green rush" seen in states such as Colorado and California.