Busy Day For Medical Marijuana In Arizona

By John Guzzon

Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble talks to supporters of medical marijuana.

Public Hearing To Add Migraines, PTSD, Depression And Anxiety Is Held On Deadline Day To Apply For A Dispensary Certificate

May 26, 2012 — It was an extremely busy day for the Arizona Department of Health Services Friday, as they accepted a flood of applications for medical marijuana dispensary certificates and held a hearing to add migraines, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety to the list of acceptable medical conditions that are eligible for a patient license.
The two-week period to apply for dispensary applications began May 14. According to the latest information from the Arizona Department of Health Services, or DHS, 488 applications were received. In developing the rules that would guide Arizona’s medical marijuana program, one dispensary would be allowed in each of the Community Health Analysis Areas which the DHS uses in most of its data processing. There are 126 Community Health Analysis Areas in Arizona, and as per the rules of the medical marijuana program, dispensaries are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If more than one application is received during the application submission period, a random drawing will be held to determine who gets the dispensary certificate.
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