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.
Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times wrote a blog post on February 2, 2011, that discusses the folly of Arizona Department of Health Services’ new plan to disperse medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Arizona without any regard to reality. Ray says:
“this plan is – we’ve gotta say it — half-baked. To keep [...]
The second draft of the Arizona Department of Health Services medical marijuana rules apparently divided Arizona into 126 areas where dispensaries can be located. These areas are called “Community Health Analysis Areas (CHAAs).” See the map of the CHAAs. Read DHS Director Will Humble’s January 28, 2011, explaination of CHAAs in which he [...]