The Arizona Department of Health Services, which regulates the sale and cultivation of medical marijuana in Arizona, announced that it will be issuing up to 31 new dispensary registration certificates in 2016. ADHS recently opened the application process and will be accepting dispensary registration certificate applications from July 18 through July 29, 2016. Dispensary certificates are awarded for specified geographic areas. ADHS is scheduled to announce the top 31 geographic areas (according to the number of qualifying patients who reside within the area) on June 16, 2016. Among other items, applications must identify a proposed dispensary location. Therefore, interested applicants should identify and secure rights to qualified properties within the next 5-6 weeks.
If you have questions regarding the application process or other issues related to the medical marijuana industry, please contact Chris Gooch or Lynn Fulstone.