A new report by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) found that Arizona has one of the nation’s best medical marijuana programs.
The ASA’s report evaluated items such as patient rights, civil protections, access to medicine, product safety, cultivation, dispensaries, lab testing, product labeling and overall program functionality.
Arizona scored a B-, putting it in the top echelon along with states like Colorado (B), Hawaii (B), Illinois (B+), Maine (B-), Massachusetts (B), Nevada (B), New Mexico (B+), Oregon (B), and Washington (B).
For most issues — arrest protections, affirmative defense, number of dispensaries, cultivation –- Arizona scored very well, and poorly on just a few -– required lab testing for marijuana, expensive fees, recall protocols and reporting.
View the report: ASA’s Medical Marijuana Access Report 2016