Phoenix-based DispensaryPermits.com is a nationally recognized medical marijuana consulting firm that is currently offering Arizona Dispensary Application Template Packages for people pursuing the 31 newly issued Arizona medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
Marijuana industry expert and DispensaryPermits.com CEO Sara Gullickson, provides valuable tools and services to people wanting to submit a competitive and complete dispensary application to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Applications are due by July 29.
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The firm’s Dispensary Template Packages are tailored to state-specific medical marijuana programs and provide a roadmap to success. The Arizona template includes:
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- Patient Education Plan
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- Articles of Organization Template
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The Arizona Dispensary Network, Arizona’s oldest and largest marijuana industry trade association, has announced that its July, August and September meetings will be open to all new dispensary applicants attempting to obtain an Arizona medical marijuana dispensary license.
Applicants are encouraged to attend the meetings to start learning about the industry they may soon be joining as well as about resources currently available to them.
The meetings are at no cost and open to all dispensary principals (directors and officers), dispensary agents, and invitees of dispensary principals.
July’s meeting will be held Wednesday, July 27th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix.
5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meeting
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (or later, the restaurant is open until 10:00 p.m.)
For more information and to RSVP, contact:
Many turn to marijuana to combat anxiety, depression and stress. Marijuana can be a great tool for this, but it is important to know what marijuana strains to use. The wrong strain can actually increase anxiety or depression because of its heady and introspective nature.
Below are five marijuana strains that work well for combating these cognitive issues. Contact your local dispensary to learn if they carry any of these strains, or similar strains.
This strain is so famous a movie got named after it, and it’s no wonder – this is by far one of the best strains for staying happy and uplifted throughout the day, and for getting your energy levels up if lethargy is an issue. This one is great for depression, but because of its hyper quality, should be avoided to treat anxiety.
This strain is very unique in that it can actually help with both depression and anxiety. It is also rare because unlike the cloudy effect produced by many highs, this bud actually leaves you more clear-headed and able to think. In addition to general mood lifting, the highcount in Harlequin is great for counteracting the anxiety that can produce.
This strain is perfect for anxiety. It balances a relaxing body high with a clear mental effect, unlike the racing thoughts that can often accompany body highs. It also actually smells like lavender, which can be great for some added aromatherapy.
This is a perfect strain to try if you want to treat your anxiety with marijuana and get off of medication but have been skeptical in the past because smoking usually causes you to panic. This strain is CBD-heavy, which means it is all about the relaxation and comfort, not about sending you on a trip that could prove too intense.
If you have trouble sleeping, try some Blackberry Kush to help you relax at the end of a long day. This strain is wonderful for unwinding if you are anxious or depressed. It can also help battle the insomnia.
Summer is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to get outside, go hiking, swim, relax and take some time off, or take that vacation you’ve been planning but putting off. If you are a smoker, then you’ve probably figured marijuana use into your routine when it comes to summer fun. Just make sure to keep local laws in mind – even if you live in a legal state, smoking outdoors may not be OK, so be sure sure to vape, toke or take anbefore hitting the streets if this is the case. Here are some great summer activities that go wonderfully with your imbibing style of choice.
Cool off with a Stoned Movie
One of the tried-and-true ways to stay cool in the summer is to duck into a movie theater and catch a film. Something great doesn’t even have to be playing – it’s just a good excuse to soak up the AC and slurp down a giant, sugary soda. If you take an edible before or get stoned, this experience can be even better. Those who are familiar with stoned movie watching know the drill – even the worst of movies can be seen in a better light, or can at least be side-slapping hilarious. Best of all, you don’t have to break any rules at the theatre – if you come in stoned, you won’t be like those annoying people who sneak smelly and noisy bottles of alcohol into the movies. For an even sweeter deal, check to see if your area has any dollar theatres or discount movies.
Find a Cool Spring or Outdoor Swim Spot
There’s nothing like a cool swim in the summer, and if you really want to relax and take it easy, head to a cold spring or other outdoor spot, such as a waterfall or other natural pool. Smoking a joint while relaxing, or before stepping in, can really set off the amazing feeling of being submerged in cold water on a hot summer day. However, be sure to take extra precautions if you decide to go swimming high. Avoid actually swimming or going near deep parts of the water – instead find a quiet place to sit. It’s also a good idea to have a “trip sitter” along who is sober, in order to make sure no one does anything careless.
Read a Book Outside in the Sun
Another awesome way to enjoy the summer weather is to simply sunbathe and read a good book. This is one of the most affordable ways to enjoy summer, and taking an edible or dab, or hitting a vape pen while reading can make the story in your book truly come alive, as you feel the warmth of the sun on your back. Just be sure to really layer up with that SV protection and sunblock, as we now know that direct exposure to the sun with no protection, although it feels good, is actually really harmful.
Go on a Marijuana Quest/Stoned Scavenger Hunt
This is one of the most fun ideas for a bored and high crowd. Have someone make up a list of items, places, or people that the high group needs to find throughout the city. You can then all take a leisurely stroll, marking down what you did find. Make it a race, or keep it at a snail’s pace and just do it for fun. Be sure to include a lot of stoner-friendly stops along the way – find a glass shop that sells giant, find the ice cream shop that sells bacon-flavored ice cream and bring in a cup as proof of eating it – etc. Just be sure to bring a designated driver or trip sitter if any part of your hunt involves driving.
Quench Your Munchies Craving
Summer treats are amazingly refreshing as well as delicious – ice cream, smoothies, old fashioned sodas, etc., all go very well with a good buzz. Next time it’s hot out and you have the munchies, try a new ice cream place or flavor, or venture out to try some new food. This can be an amazingly gratifying activity, and a great way to treat yourself at the end of a long summer day.
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona (CRMLA) submitted 258,582 petition signatures to the Secretary of State on June 30th for the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act ballot initiative which would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adults 21 years of age or older in Arizona. Only 150,642 valid signatures are needed to qualify for the November ballot.
The Secretary of State is expected to determine whether the initiative has qualified by late August.
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee released a report Wednesday that estimates passage of the initiative will generate nearly $82 million in annual tax revenue, including more than $55 million for Arizona schools
“We are very encouraged by the strong levels of support and enthusiasm we found among voters during the petition drive,” said J.P. Holyoak, CRMLA Chairman. “Arizonans are ready to end the antiquated policy of marijuana prohibition and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. We look forward to continuing the public conversation about the initiative, and we think most will agree it is a sensible step forward for our state.”
The proposed initiative would allow adults 21 and older to possess limited amounts of marijuana, establish a system in which marijuana is regulated similarly to alcohol, and enact a 15-percent tax on retail marijuana sales. A majority of the tax revenue would be directed to Arizona schools and education programs.
“Our schools could certainly benefit from tens of millions of dollars in new revenue each year,” said Kathy Inman, executive director of MomForce AZ and co-chair of Parents for Responsible Regulation, a group of Arizona parents concerned about the harms caused by marijuana prohibition, especially to teens. “The money for education is a huge bonus, but the real value of this initiative is in ending the many harms associated with prohibition. I support regulating marijuana because it will make Arizona a safer place for my daughter and my granddaughter. Marijuana should be produced and sold in tightly regulated businesses, not in a dangerous underground market.”