ADHS announces final rules for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act on schedule to be published March 28, 2011. Over 2,150 comments were submitted to ADHS regarding the final rules.
February 19, 2011 News Post
Article by: James Novak, Phoenix DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
According to the official ADHS website, the public comment period for the draft rules closed February 18, 2011 as expected. The ADHS stated their target date to publish the final rules is March 28, 2011.
The ADHS will be reviewing the more than 1,000 comments they received electronically and 150 verbal comments provided during public comment sessions, on this second and final round of soliciting public feedback. Abut 1,000 comments were submitted for the initial draft rules. The ADHS plans to make the comments available to the public in the near future.
When you think about the hundreds of thousands of people who voted one way or the other, on Prop 203 back in November 2010, the number of comments, (approximately 2,150) pales in comparison.
So here we are, with implementation around the corner. Arizona residents were given their chance to vote, and provide constructive input regarding the Medical Marijuana Act rules. Each city in Arizona will administer the Medical Marijuana Law by adopting the final rules as they see best fit for their city.
There will be those who have significant interests or who will be greatly affected by the law, and are still unhappy with the final outcome following all due processes. With respect to those, they have one final option to act: Put simply, move…to another city or state. Like it or not, that’s the way it is.