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The AMMA Cannabis Controversy
It’s been nearly a decade since the state passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA).
According to the DHS statistics for 2018, the number of active qualified Arizona medical marijuana cardholders totaled 198,017. At year-end, there were an additional 108,819 new applications pending for qualified patient status under the AMMA.
Amidst the success of the program, the state has continued to grapple with how to interpret the law.
The most recent controversy was whether qualified patients had immunity under the AMMA law to possess hashish, resin, or other forms of cannabis besides dried leaves, buds and flowers.