Another “compassion club” (unlicensed business selling marijuana) in the Phoenix area was raided by police.
Delta 9, located in a strip mall in Tempe, was distributing medical marijuana to card-holding patients without a state license.
Compassion clubs usually charge monthly membership fees and then donate small quantities of marijuana to patients with medical marijuana cards.
In Arizona, donating marijuana between medical marijuana patients is legal, but the compassion clubs are still operating in a grey area that the cops appear to be claiming as illegal territory – especially now that so many legal, state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries are open.
Cops arrest everyone when compassion clubs get raided. So it is much safer to get a medical marijuana card and only purchase marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary, delivery service, or caregiver. Currently, there are about 80 dispensaries operating in Arizona.