Prop 203 gets approved and you need to know – what does that mean? Where can I get a license, will I qualify, where are the doctors, etc.
AZmarijuana.com was launched and designed with these questions in mind. Like you, we have many too. But we can tell you that Prop 203 has been approved. Much of this proposition is very unclear (download Proposition 203 .pdf), mainly because it leaves a lot of the decision making up to the Arizona State Health Department. This will be the state governing association that will work hard to get this prop organized. It is up to them to decide who gets approved, how, and all the regulations that follow. They will handle the paperwork if you are interested in opening a dispensary. They will also, more than likely figure out how to permit licenses through the authority of doctors.
The best advice I can give you is be ‘present.’ Get informed. Follow Ray Stern’s Phoenix New Times blog as an example. He’s one of the most informed journalists out there and he asks some good questions.
And for those of you that are serious about being a part of the Medical Marijuana trade in Arizona – I’ve got another good find. The Cannabis Career Institute is coming to Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson January 2011. They are a California outfit that knows the business inside and out. I majored in cannabis when I was in college if you know what I mean. Now, you can get a masters. Don’t be so naive to think you may know everything about an industry like Medicinal Marijuana. There is a lot. Whether you grow, dispense, law or a doctor; this seminar will help you understand the strategies behind the successful California dispensaries and why others are failing. From marketing, to growing, supply-chain management and more. It’s $250 or a little more for private one-on-one consulting. I’ll be there. At worst I can always say I’m a graduate of “Marijuana College.”
In the meantime, expect to hear more from the state and AZMarijuana.com will keep you posted as well. If you are interested in being listed in the Dispensaries, Doctors or Attorneys Phone Directory, contact firstname.lastname@example.org