The first comment period has ended for the new rules for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act with only 1300 comments.
It's very important people, especially patients read and comment on the next draft of the new rules that will be released January 31st for public comment. The department of health will also be holding 4 public meeting about the new rules from February 14 – 17th, cities and addresses are below.
One problem of many that I see in the rules, is that the non-profit portion of Prop 203 was mentioned very few times. If we don't remove the enormous profits, we will have criminals involved in medical marijuana in Arizona.
These are the important dates to remember....
# December 17, 2010 – January 7, 2011: ADHS receives informal (electronic) public comment on the initial informal draft rules
# January 31, 2011: ADHS posts official draft Rules for public comment
# January 31, 2011 – February 18, 2011: ADHS receive public comment on a revised draft of the Rules
# February 14 – 17, 2011: ADHS holds 4 public meetings about the draft Rules:
* Flagstaff: Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:00 am, 211 W. Aspen Ave
* Phoenix: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm, 250 N. 17th Ave
* Tucson: Wednesday, February, 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm, 400 W. Congress, Room 222
* Phoenix: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm, 250 N. 17th Ave
# March 28, 2011: ADHS publishes the final Rules that will be used to implement the Act
# April 2011: ADHS begins to accept applications for registry identification cards and for dispensary certificates