Mapping Phoenix’s medical marijuana dispensaries


Maps released by the Arizona state health department show the areas around the state that have the most medical-marijuana patients. All these hot spots are in the Phoenix area, and most are around North Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the East Valley. Consider this: Maryvale, a neighborhood on the west side of Phoenix, and Scottsdale have similar populations — about 208,000 in Maryvale and 217,000 in Scottsdale. The map shows that after splitting up Scottsdale, both North Scottsdale and South Scottsdale have more medical-marijuana patients than all of Maryvale.
The Arizona Department of Health Services’ year-end report on the medical-marijuana program also shows that other North Phoenix (and north-ish Phoenix) areas have more medical-pot patients than areas on the south side. Phoenix New Times has the full details and map.