Friday, August 3, 2012

ADHS will award marijuana dispensaries Aug. 7

The Arizona Department of Health Services will use a random selection process to award certificates for medical marijuana dispensaries in competitive districts.  In May, the department received 486 dispensary applications.  Most met State qualifications and will be considered for certification.
WHAT:  Random selection of dispensaries
WHEN:  9 a.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, passed by voters in November 2010, allows the Department to license up to one dispensary for every 10 licensed pharmacies in the State.  In order to ensure that dispensaries are not clustered in urban areas and to provide access to qualifying patients in rural areas, the Department allocated the dispensaries according to the Community Health Analysis Area (CHAA) system.  There are 126 CHAAs throughout the state, and each will be allocated one dispensary.
Because of space limitation, ADHS is streaming the selection process online for the public. 

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