The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has officially licensed a medical marijuana dispensary. Arizona Organix, a medical marijuana dispensary operator in Glendale, Arizona, can begin selling medical marijuana immediately. The dispensary will be located at 5301 W. Glendale Ave.
Arizona Organix has not yet decided on when they will open. Their attorney, Ryan Hurley, stated that “they’re ready to open as soon as they want to… [but] it’s not going to be tomorrow.” The dispensary appears to be waiting for the White Mountain lawsuit to receive a ruling from the judge (which should happen any day now) before they open.
With the opening of any Arizona dispensary comes the concluding of caregivers (in that area) because the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act states that patients and caregivers cannot grow marijuana within 25 miles of a licensed dispensary. (The 25 mile radius from Arizona Organix’s location will encompass most of the Valley.) The ADHS will not revoke current patients’ or caregivers’ cards who have permission to grow; however, the ADHS will not renew those peoples’ grow cards either.
As soon as a dispensary opens, rest assured, AZmarijuana.com will let you know! Sign up for our marijuana newsletter and you will be notified as soon as it happens. You can also find a list of every marijuana dispensary in Arizona on Azmarijuana.com (that is, as soon as they open). So bookmark the page and cross your fingers. We just might get what we all want for Christmas/Hanukka/Kwanzaa this year!