Arizona legalized cannabis for medical use in 2010 and for recreational use in 2020. It is legal for Arizona medical marijuana patients and anyone 21 or older to buy cannabis products from Arizona dispensaries.
Senate Bill 1466 (SB1466), the Medical Omnibus Bill, officially passed after the legislature committee voted 7-2 in favor of the bill yesterday.
Some key points of SB1466 are:
- Reduction of medical marijuana card costs to $50, with renewals every 2 years.
- 100% waiver of medical marijuana card costs to veterans
- Adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) into statute
- Adds Autism Spectrum Disorder as a debilitating medical condition
- Alignment of the advertising, packaging, and branding to match the rules in Smart and Safe
- Requires protections for children – child resistant packaging, prohibits advertising attractive to children, adds advertising restrictions
- Alignment of the definition of marijuana and marijuana products.
- Codifying the use of telehealth
- Updating the details of the requirements in the QR Code and track/traceability
- Provide a unified cover sheet for COAs to simplify consumer/patient experience
- Removes a government-led lab testing council and replaces with a full public forum
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