Fifteen Arizona House of Representatives are supporting a proposed bill (HCR 2045) that would amend the state’s medical marijuana program by putting a 2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) limit on medical marijuana. Currently, there is no limit on THC (or CBD).
“Attempting to limit marijuana to only 2% THC reveals true ingornance,” an anonymous Arizonan told AZmarijuana.com. “It would render marijuana virtually ineffective and therefore useless as a medicine. There’s a good reason why marijuana is available in higher doses. Because some patients need more THC to alleviate their medical conditions. The same goes for any natural or pharmaceutical drug. It’s sad to see Reefer Madness still has control over some people.”
HCR 2045 would revise the law from it’s current language and change it to:
“A REGISTERED NONPROFIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY MAY NOT DISPENSE TO A QUALIFYING PATIENT OR A DESIGNATED CAREGIVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITH A TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL CONCENTRATION OF MORE THAN TWO PERCENT.”
The proposed bill appears to be a hazy first draft. For instance, it says “tetrahydrocoannabinol concentration,” which implies it pertains only to marijuana concentrates (extracts). This then implies that marijuana flower won’t have a 2% THC limit imposed.
The bill also would require warning labels by the Surgeon General, similar to cigarettes, be put on marijuana products. The bill reads, in part:
“THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP WARNING LABELS THAT ARE BASED ON THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNINGS ON MARIJUANA. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REQUIRE THE LABELS TO BE AFFIXED TO THE PACKAGING OF ANY MEDICAL MARIJUANA…”
Contact your local representative to communicate your opinion on this cannabis issue.