Its often been said that “Arizona is never more in danger than while the Legislature is in session.” And as if to prove the old adage true, our august representatives are scheming to scuttle the Will of the People once more as regards medical marijuana. Given that this is Medical Marijuana (activism) Week, now seems an appropriate time to [...]
What should MMJ entrepreneurs expect from their insurance agent? Besides providing the correct coverages for one’s business, a dedicated insurance professional can deliver other services that support your goal of obtaining an ADHS dispensary license.
For example: to help prospective dispensary owners finalize their applications, agents can provide them with quotes for all pieces of the business: General Liability, Professional Liability, Property (to include Crop [...]
Let the litigation begin. The Arizona Department of Health Services had 120 days to create the rules to implement Arizona’s medical marijuana law. During that time DHS produced FOUR versions of its rules, but it saved its three improvised explosive devices until the 120th day. When the smoke clears from the DHS final [...]
As Will Humble said last week, the March 28, 2011, “final” version of the rules have been changed. Today the Arizona Department of Health Services submitted to actual final rules to the Arizona Secretary of State. Here is the Department of Health Services summary of the changes made to the March 28, 2011, rules.
The Arizona Department of Health Services published its final medical marijuana rules (92 pages).
Here are my first impressions of the provisions that apply to would-be dispensaries:
DHS took my recommendation and added the owners of entities to its definition of board members who must satisfy the eligibility requirements to obtain [...]
What follows below is the abbreviated text of my letter to Will Humble dated February 18, 2011. You may also read or download a copy of the actual letter.
February 18, 2011
Will Humble, Director Arizona Department of Health Services 150 N. 18th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007
Re: Comments [...]
I am part of a group that plans to apply for one of the medical marijuana dispensary licenses to be awarded by the Arizona Department of Health Services. I believe the method the AZDHS has chosen to distribute the licenses throughout the State is flawed. Here are some of the reasons.
Today, January 31, 2011, Arizona Department of Health Services posted its second draft of its proposed Arizona medical marijuana rules. Check back. I will review the second draft of the rule as soon as possible and put up a new article. Here are my first impressions of changes made to the first draft [...]
On December 17, 2010, the Arizona Department of Health Services posted a draft of the medical marijuana rules for public comment. Read the following comments received by ADHS via its online survey from December 17, 2010, through January 7, 2011:
Question 1: What parts of the draft rules do you believe are effective? [...]
Mindy D. Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance sent a letter dated January 7, 2011, to Will Humble, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, in which she states the AzPA’s suggested changes to the December 17, 2010, first draft of Arizona’s medical marijuana rules.
Arizona Republic: “More than 1,000 people have commented on the proposed medical-marijuana rules so far, responding most heavily to a handful of areas that include the definition of doctor-patient relationships and medical directors and limitations on where dispensaries get marijuana. . . .Department officials identified the top 10 suggestions as of Wednesday, including:”
Arizona Medical Marijuana: “The Green Leaf recently asked Dr. Ed Suter, a board certified physician and medical marijuana activist, to share his thoughts on the first draft of medical marijuana regulations released on Dec. 17 by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Here’s his reaction:”
Proposed Arizona Medical Marijuana Rules / Regulations Issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services on December 17, 2010
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a proclamation on December 14, 2010, that caused Arizona Proposition 203 to become law as of the following day. The Arizona Department of Health Services now has 120 days [...]