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New Draft Rules for AZ Recreational Marijuana Sales

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Arizona legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older in November after the state’s voters passed Prop 207. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), who will oversee the state’s new recreational marijuana industry, just released the draft rules for the new industry.

The new law will allow adults to buy, possess and cultivate limited amounts of cannabis.

Arizona dispensaries will begin selling recreational marijuana by April 5, 2021.

Prop 207 key facts

– Allows adults 21 and older in Arizona to buy and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, but with no more than 5 grams being concentrates (extracts).

– Limits personal home cultivation in Arizona to six cannabis plants per individual’s primary residence and twelve plants at a residence where two or more persons 21 or older reside.

– Recreational dispensaries will open. Many medical marijuana dispensaries will get a recreational license which will allow them to sell medical and recreational marijuana from their current medical marijuana dispensary locations.

– A 16% excise tax (similar to alcohol and tobacco) will be imposed on recreational cannabis sold at the state’s licensed dispensaries.

– Marijuana use is still illegal in public places but is only be a petty offence for any offenders.

View the new draft rules.

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