Cooperation between medical marijuana caregivers, patients, and the authorities in Flagstaff, Arizona have shaped the medical marijuana industry and community in Flagstaff into an ideal model. The caregivers are cultivating marijuana strains for the specific medical conditions that their patients suffer from, and patients are legally exchanging marijuana with other patients. Meanwhile, the police are obeying state laws and not impeding on the medical marijuana industry, but allowing it to flourish.
Grassroots Wellness Center assists almost 500 patients with acquiring medical marijuana. Patients at Grassroots can take advantage of a legal gray area that allows patients to donate/exchange marijuana with other patients. Many patients say that they are now able to stop using their prescription drugs that caused horrible side effects and were highly addictive. As well as helping patients receive much needed medicine, Grassroots also staffs a naturopathic doctor, masseuses, acupuncturists, and has counseling and support groups for patients with certain medical conditions.
With no dispensaries open yet, the Grassroots Wellness Center has been able to thrive because patients have a location to easily find access to medicine. Grassroots Wellness Center is open from 11am-6pm Monday-Friday and is located at 460 North Switzer Canyon, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.