Arizona Voters Green Light Medical Marijuana
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 11/29/2010 in Medical Marijuana News
On November 2, 2010, Arizona voters took a unified stand and solidified their presence as they rocked the boat and swung the medical marijuana vote back in their favor, ensuring a triumphant result for chronic and terminally ill patients. The margin was narrow and I would be lying if I said I didn’t lose a couple fingernails to chewing through the stress of waiting out the final number. But in the end my horde of lucky charms and good luck treasures proved victorious and thus Arizonamedical marijuana was approved, making it the 15th state to do so.
With the state gearing to change the red light green, the Arizona Department of Health will have 120 days to astutely document a reasonable guideline of rules and regulations for marijuana dispensaries, of which they have duly noted that there will be no more than 124 statewide. I feel that this is a fair allowance considering that medical marijuana cardholders living more than 25 miles from a dispensary will be entitled to grow up to a total of 12 cannabis plants indoors.
In that line of thinking the soil is fertile and the seeds of this industry are poised to sprout into a burgeoning market that could greatly benefit the state’s economy as each patient is allowed to purchase a maximum of 2.5 ounces of pot biweekly. Following the simple math, whereby an ounce is $400, multiplying that by the statewide number of dispensaries and finally factoring in the estimated number of possible cardholders (in year one alone), equates with a supersonic economic surge! Prop 203 may indeed prove to be just what the doctor ordered.
Arizona, for this giant leap forward into greener pastures, I applaud you even though in some areas of state it is still not legal for a woman to wear pants. Go figure.
~* Puff-puff-pass: Miss Mary-Jane