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Chino Valley, which is just north of Prescott, and Tempe both get their first medical marijuana dispensaries.
Organica Patient Groupof Chino Valley is scheduled to open today. Harvest of just opened this week.
Bothare licensed to dispense medical marijuana in Arizona. Both dispensaries will be carrying edibles and many strains of high-quality medical marijuana for Arizona medical marijuana patients.
To find all open Arizona dispensaries, visit theon AZmarijuana.com.
University of Arizona physician Sue Sisley will now be able to continue her on-campus research of the medicinal benefits of marijuana because the State just passed a law allowing universities to study marijuana.
“We’re going to be looking at combat veterans who have treatment-resistent PTSD,” said Sisley. “And we’re going to be examining five different dosages of both smoke and vaporized marijuana.”
Sisley also stated: “I think that’s the real purpose of a public university is to be able to examine subjects that are hard or controversial or complex in an environment that isn’t plagued by politics.”
Sisley has already been approved by one federal agency and given the go-ahead from the University of Arizona, but still needs sign-off with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Giving Tree Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary in Deer Valley will be having its grand opening on Monday, May 6.
Thewill be among the first handful of to open in the Phoenix metro area.
The dispensary owners designed the dispensary as a non-profit wellness center which means that medical marijuana patients that become customers of The Giving Tree Wellness Center will be provided with complimentary services such as: yoga classes, massages, acupuncture, nutrition advice, medical marijuana educational materials, and more.
The free services will be available to The Giving Tree’s customers in the near future and are made possible because The Giving Tree Wellness Center will be taking the revenue from its dispensary operation and putting it back into the alternative medical services for its customers.
The Giving Tree Wellness Center will also be opening a dispensary in Mesa later this summer, which could be the first dispensary to open in the east valley.
Find where The Giving Tree Wellness Center is located by viewing the AZmarijuana.com Dispensary Map.
Arizona lawmakers voted on April 24, to establish a potential way for medical marijuana to be researched at state universities. Marijuana research could eventually help doctors in Arizona to recommend medical marijuana for more medical conditions.
The Senate has already approved the measure and Governor Jan Brewer appears to be open to the idea.
Studies on marijuana for medical conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for combat veterans could eventually lead to PTSD being a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Arizona. Hopefully, medical marijuana would help reduce the rate of suicides in post-combat vets.
Other medical conditions such as anxiety and depression are qualifying conditions in many states, but not in Arizona. Hopefully, the state university research studies will shed light onto the medicinal benefits of marijuana for these conditions and others, thus making them qualifying conditions in lawmakers’ eyes.
Phoenix is getting it’s first medical marijuana dispensary.
Bloom Sky Trainis located by Sky Harbor Airport and is having its grand opening on Wednesday, April 24.
Find all Arizona Dispensary Map.on the AZmarijuana.com
According to Arizona law, medical marijuana cultivators living within 25 miles of a dispensary won’t be allowed to grow medical marijuana.
The 25 mile rule is based on “as the crow flies,” so you could be on the other side of an impassable mountain range or the Grand Canyon, yet there is likely going to be awithin that 25 mile range of your home. This means that it could take you two hours or more to drive to that one dispensary that is within 25 miles of you. And that one dispensary is your only “convenient” and legal option for getting medical marijuana in Arizona.
Keith Floyd, an Arizona medical marijuana patient and grower, has initiated a civil action lawsuit against Arizona that is challenging the Constitutional legality of the 25 mile rule. He wants to abolish the 25 mile rule. Mr. Floyd is attempting to raise funds for his lawsuit and could use help from the Arizona medical marijuana community.
To fund or support Keith Floyd’s cause, visit: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/bOrU8
The Regulated Dispensaries of Arizona Association had a study conducted to show how the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is contributing to Arizona’s economy.
Timothy Hogan, a professor emeritus at Arizona State University’s L. William Seidman Research Institute, conducted the study. He concluded that Arizona’s medical marijuana industry could employ more than 1,500 Arizona workers and provide $74 million in income to those households.
According to the study, Arizona’s economy would see approximately $34 million in additional spending and about $2 million in revenue for state and local governments from the development of medical marijuana. This additional activity would create about 460 new jobs, $65 million in economic activity, and $5 million for state and local tax revenue.
So far, there are about 38,000 medical marijuana patients in Arizona and about a hand full of opened dispensaries.
As the law reads right now, anyone can be charged with driving under the influence if they have used marijuana within the last month or so.
A police officer can force you to submit a blood test if they suspect of DUI. The blood test can reveal the presence of alcohol and THC (the psychoactive element in marijuana). The blood test could also reveal the presence of the metabolite called Carboxy-THC (which can remain in a person’s blood for up to a month after using marijuana).
Carboxy-THC is not an active metabolite, which means its non-psychoactive. Therefore, it has no effect on the brain and does not cause impairment. But if Carboxy-THC is the only thing a person tests positive for, they can still be charged with DUI in Arizona!
A Phoenix attorney has petitioned the state Supreme Court to change the DUI laws to be more specific.
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act was legalized in 2010. At that time, many parents and politicians furiously argued that the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona would cause teen drug use to increase. Fortunately, they were wrong.
In a recent study of 8th-12th graders, the Arizona Youth Survey, found that teen drug use has decreased since 2010. The study was conducted by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission at involved 60,000 students from all Arizona counties.
Will Humble, the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services who enforces theAct, said he was “encouraged” that the survey revealed a drop in all substances abused by teens.