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Medical Marijuana Allocations Completed

By | October 27th, 2016|Licensing|

On October 6, our Medical Marijuana program concluded the processing of medical marijuana dispensary applications by holding a random selection process for applications meeting the criteria. Our staff worked with accountants on the process which included nine random selections. Our Digital Media Team provided live stream video of the event which can be found on [...]

Dispensary Agent Collaborative

By | February 27th, 2014|Licensing|

Last Wednesday we held a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Collaborative.  It was modeled after last year’s successful ADVICE Collaborative, which brought dialysis facilities together to share best practices and engage in a dialog to reduce infection control violations and improve patient care.  The goal of the meeting was to avoid future deficiencies by ensuring that dispensaries understand our expectations and to help us [...]

Dispensary Finish Line?

By | July 26th, 2013|Licensing|

We've issued 61 medical marijuana dispensary operating licenses so far with only 2 weeks left on the 52 week time-clock.  We have 21 more inspections scheduled between now and August 6, which is the deadline for Registration Certificate holders to get their Approval to Operate License so they can renew their Certificate (a 1-year timeframe).   The [...]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Crunch Time

By | July 9th, 2013|General, Licensing|

June 7th marked the deadline for allocated dispensaries to file their request for an Approval to Operate from the Medical Marijuana Program.  The lawsuit filed last month allowed for 15 of the 98 allocated dispensaries to submit their Approval to Operate applications after the June 7th deadline, however, all but one submitted their applications by [...]

Dispensary Drawing Procedures Report Published

By | August 31st, 2012|General, Licensing|

We carefully planned our processes for randomly selecting medical marijuana registration certificates in competitive districts to make sure the process was fair and transparent.  Part of our planning included contracting with Henry & Horne, LLP to independently observe the entire process.  The contract included a requirement to develop a final report documenting their observations.  The [...]

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Dispensary Medical Direction is a Go

By | May 8th, 2012|General|

One of the outstanding legal uncertainties regarding our implementation of AZ Medical Marijuana Act has been the Compassion First v. Brewer  lawsuit that challenged our authority to require future dispensaries to have a Medical Director.  We’ve always thought dispensary medical  direction was a key component to making sure that future dispensaries act in the best [...]

Flag Drops for Dispensary Applications

By | April 11th, 2012|General|

The tumblers have clicked, and the race to apply for a dispensary is on.  Our revised rules for regulating Medical Marijuana were filed and became official today- and we’ll be accepting applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Registration Certificates from May 14 through May 25. The unofficial rules incorporate the changes that were required by a [...]

Dispensary Application News

By | June 1st, 2011|General|

A prospective dispensary applicant came to our offices this morning in an effort to submit an application for a dispensary registration certificate.   We declined to accept the application because, as I wrote on Friday, we won’t be accepting dispensary registration certificate applications until the outcome of legal action filed last week. There were several members [...]