ARIZONA DISPENSARIES ASSOCIATION PRIORITIES: 2019 & 2020

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Program Goals

Arizona Dispensaries Association
  • Work with the Arizona Department of Health Services on regulatory compliance and best practice development
  • Help enforce laws against unlicensed operators who are selling unsafe marijuana products while avoiding state tax and compliance regulations
  • Lower patient and employee card fee to a negligible amount with no expiration date for terminal patients
  • On-site certification and telemedicine with same day access to medical marijuana for patients
  • Allow a certifying professional to recommend medical marijuana for any ailment they believe will be alleviated with medical marijuana
  • Obtain reciprocity for medical marijuana patients from other states
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of SB 1494, also known as the 2019 Testing Bill
2020 Election - Adult Use

Adult Use Marijuana Legalization in Arizona

  • In a smart, safe and responsible way, this initiative (SASA) will legalize the sale, possession and consumption of one ounce of marijuana (of which 5 grams can be concentrate) for adults at least 21 years old.
  • SASA generates $3 Billion in NEW REVENUE during the first 10 years alone to fund community colleges, public safety, public health programs, and roads and highways.
  • SASA bans smoking marijuana in public places like restaurants and open spaces like sidewalks and parks.
  • SASA protects children by requiring all packaging be childproof and labeled, bans advertising to children and bans the sale of gummy bears, gummy worms and other products that resemble kids’ candy.
  • SASA gives the Department of Health Services more than $20 million annually for addiction prevention, substance abuse treatment, teen suicide prevention, mental health programs and other justice reinvestment projects.
  • SASA allows employers and property owners to prohibit use at their workplaces and on their property, like they do currently.
  • SASA does the right thing by providing an option for folks who were previously convicted of low-level marijuana charges to have their criminal records sealed so they have fair access to jobs and housing.
  • SASA limits the amount of THC (the chemical responsible for the “high” in marijuana) to 10 milligrams per serving of edible products.
  • SASA frees up police to focus on real crime and hard drugs and unclogs the justice system which is currently backlogged with minor offenses.
  • SASA creates thousands of good-paying jobs across Arizona.