Just 10 miles away from the Mexico border, Rio Rico offers tourists a luxury resort and residents a tight-knit community. Its climate features unexpectedly mild weather that lets you enjoy the local nature in every season. Even in this quiet corner of Arizona, you can find dispensaries dedicated to giving patients relief.
Under Santa Cruz County’s legislation, medical cannabis dispensaries can do business in Rio Rico. Read on for more information about dispensaries in Rio Rico and nearby areas.
Santa Cruz County has a lower number of patients than most parts of the state. The Department of Health Services approves dispensary licenses based on the number of patients in an area. So, you may not find many providers outside of Rio Rico.
But, you can travel less than an hour to get to Tucson, where you have many dispensaries to choose from. If you or your caregiver doesn’t mind traveling a little farther to have more options, consider dispensaries in nearby towns.
Medical marijuana treats debilitating conditions that can limit mobility. Yet, Arizona law expects patients to shop at a dispensary if they have one within 25 miles. To make cannabis medicine more accessible, the state lets you name a caregiver, who can travel to the dispensary on your behalf and you’re your medication.
Looking for a dispensary to work for? Keep in mind that Arizona adds a few steps to the application process. If a dispensary decides to hire you, you must submit fingerprints and other important documents before you can work. Consult state policies before applying if you think a criminal record or another factor could get in the way of employment.
To buy medicine, you must get a recommendation from a licensed doctor. Our physician directory features medical professionals who want to help you get relief. After getting your ID card in the mail, visit a dispensary near you from the list above.