It’s great to see so many seek and obtain medical marijuana legally here in Arizona.

The program has truly been a success!

Now if we can just get the state fees lowered a bit so even more patients can obtain the medicine they need!

 

Phoenix New Times:

Arizona has reached a marijuana-legalization milestone, with more than 80,000 people now qualified to legally possess, grow, or sell pot for medicinal purposes.

State voters passed the 2010 Medical Marijuana Act by a slim margin, resulting in about 90 dispensaries statewide and an ever-increasing number of patients, caregivers, and registered dispensary agents.

Here are the relevant stats from the Arizona Department of Health Services latest report, which includes totals as of the end of July:

 

Qualifying patients (adults): 78,830

Caregivers: 597

Qualifying patients (minors): 126

Caregivers (to minor patients): 126

Dispensary agents: 1,972

 

Total: 81,651

 

Click here to see the latest report from the DHS, which includes stats on qualifying conditions, demographics of patients, and other interesting information…

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