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Arizona Department of Health Services Releases their Medical Marijuana Final Rules

Without a doubt the competition in Arizona for dispensary permits  will be intense, especially  in heavily populated areas like Phoenix and Tucson.  The state will  distribute dispensaries throughout Arizona using a map of community health analysis areas. There are 126 community health areas in Arizona.

The department of health will begin accepting applications for 124  dispensary/cultivation permits on June 1st, 2011  and will charge a partially refundable $5,000 fee.  Applicants must be 21 years old, be an Arizona resident for three years, and pass a background check for excluded felony offenses. Applicants must also have access to $150,000 in order to operate a dispensary.

Applicants will be select and awarded registration certificates based on an evaluation process. However,  if only one complete application is received for a particular community health analysis area, the applicant will be awarded a certificate.

Read the Arizona Dispensary Rules and Regulations here