This month marked the 2nd anniversary of our Arizona Medical Marijuana Program. We began issuing cards to qualifying patients 2 years ago this week, and as of April 16th we had about 38,000 qualified patients in AZ.
On the Dispensary side of the house… 16 dispensaries are approved to operate in AZ, and another 13 have turned in their paperwork asking for an opening inspection. All 98 of the applicants that received Registration Certificates last Summer have until August 7th to complete all of our requirements and earn their operating license- because all of the certificates expire on that day. Also, June 7 is the deadline for prospective dispensaries to turn in their Approval to Operate application.
By the way, the state computer system will be down for maintenance this Saturday 4/20 and there may be intermittent service, but things should be back on-line Sunday.