Arizona’s first marijuana dispensary has opened after a judge rules that the Feds cannot prohibit dispensaries from opening up in the state.
“This is a big court ruling for the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, and the one on which would-be operators of dispensaries have been waiting.”
The decision was made by Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon. A new dispensary has just opened in Tucson, but won’t be officially opening its doors until later this month.
The planned medical marijuana dispensary, White Mountain Health Center, was denied zoning information by the county, which was required by the state. The center has now been given the green light.
The judge wrote:
“… in the final analysis, the Court finds that federal law does not preempt the AMMA. In so doing, the Court notes that Arizona, if it had wished to do so, could have fully decriminalized the possession, use and sale of marijuana under State law.
In its wisdom, Arizona took a far narrower and deliberative course opting to allow only the chronically ill access to it and only after a licensed physician certified that it might well relieve its citizens of suffering.”
Arizonians may be getting what the want for Christmas after all- about 6 ounces. That is, if their physician allows it.
Paul Hudson | Elite.