Final rules scheduled to be published for implementation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act March 28, 2011…and a look at what’s next.
March 27, 2011 News Post
Article by: James Novak, Phoenix DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
You can look for the final rules to be published by ADHS tomorrow, March 28, 2011,
Also, at the ADHS website you can “map your location” to obtain current information about the dispensary application process in your areas.
As a refresher, under the provisions of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AZ Prop 203) the AZDHS has until April 13, 2011 to adopt a regulatory system for implementation and distribution of medical marijuana.
Through an exempt rule making process this system will include methods for approving, renewing, and if applicable, revocation of registrations for the following entities:
1) Qualifying Patients,
3) Nonprofit Dispensaries,
4) Dispensary agents
The ADHS has been a key player in keeping the public involved and informed as to their efforts. They have thus far met every deadline they set on or before the scheduled date. Here’s a look at what’s next on their agenda of milestones:
• April 2011: Applications will begin to be accepted for qualified patients and caregivers, by ADHS.
• May 1, 2011: Applications for dispensary registration certificates will begin to be accepted by ADHS.
Refer to the Arizona Department of Health Services Official Website for latest news and expanded information http://www.azdhs.gov/prop203/calendar.htm .
News Source: Official ADHS Website