AZ Takes Marijuana Dispensary Applications Starting May 14


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According to Arizona’s Department of Health Services Director, Will Humble, “The tumblers have clicked, and the race to apply for a dispensary [in Arizona]is on.”

Humble has given the go-ahead for accepting medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Arizona between May 14 and May 25.
You can check out our Registration Certificate Application Checklist [PDF], Instructions [PDF] and Application [PDF] on Arizona Department of Health Services’ Medical Marijuana Dispensary webpage.

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Will Humble, Arizona DHS: “We’ll be accepting applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Certificates from May 14 through May 25”

“Please don’t apply early,” Humble said. “The first day we’ll actually accept applications will be May 14. Starting May 14, every day or so, we’ll refresh our dispensary application page to show how many applications we’ve received by Community Health Analysis Area (CHAA).”
“Our revised rules for regulating Medical Marijuana were filed and became official today — and we’ll be accepting applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Certificates from May 14 through May 25,” Humble wrote on the AZ Dept. of Health Services Director’s Blog.
“We’ll start reviewing applications as they come in (starting on May 14) and we’ll stop taking applications at the close of business (5 p.m.) on May 25,” Humble said. “We’ll have 30 working days to review the applications — and applicants will have 20 working days to submit any documents or information that were missing during our review of the application.”
According to Humble, Arizona DHS expects to award Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Certificates on August 7.
“If there’s only one qualified applicant in a CHAA, that applicant will be awarded a Registration Certificate,” Humble said. “We’ll be holding a random drawing in early August to award Registration Certificates in CHAAs with more than one qualified applicant.”
“This is fantastic news for Altitude Organic and our dispensary applicants-in-waiting,” said Brian Cook, president of Altitude Organic Corporation, which provides support services to independently-owned retail dispensaries in Colorado, California and Arizona. “We are prepared to assist all of our Altitude Organic affiliates in preparing their state dispensary applications and in helping them to launch their future dispensaries in Arizona.”
“The growing legitimacy of the burgeoning medical cannabis industry in the US cannot be denied,” said David Gwyther, president of Altitude’s parent company, Tranzbyte Corporation. “Brian Cook and Altitude Organic lead the field in their ability to put forth progressive marketing scenarios designed to capture a significant market share of dispensary customers in Arizona.”