Arizona DHS releases Official Draft Rules

January 31, 2011 2 Comments by Arizona Dispense

This morning, the Arizona DHS released the official draft rules available here. These are the highlights:

  • Dispensary applicants now face a 3 year residency requirement instead of 2 as stated in the initial draft rules
  • Verbiage about requiring a pharmacist available to the dispensary is removed
  • The 70/30 cultivation ratio has been removed
  • Medical director is now more loosely defined
  • There is now a two-step process for dispensary applicants which reduces upfront risk
  • A portion (20%) of the $5000 application fee is now refundable

We will add more information as we continue analysis. Stay tuned.


  1. don johnson
    4 years ago

    i have rheumatoid arthritis and i am on low dose methrotrexate what will be the criteria to get medical marijuana for rheumatoid arthritis and when will it be dispensed?


  2. don johnson
    4 years ago

    will rheumatoid arthritis qualify A debilitating medical condition or treatment approved by ADHS under A.R.S. §36-2801.01 and *R9-17-106


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