Bill aims to revive Arizona's struggling medical marijuana program
April 7, 2023
Getting a medical marijuana card in Arizona could soon be easier and cheaper for patients — and free for veterans — if a new bill moving through the state legislature is passed and signed into law by Gov. Katie Hobbs.
Senate Bill 1466 was recently passed by the House Human Services Committee and will soon return to the House floor.
“As a state, we embraced cannabis as a medical use first, and it’s our obligation as an industry to ensure that we continue to provide that,” said Ann Torrez, executive director of the Arizona Dispensaries Association.
If passed, the bill would reduce the initial registration and two-year renewal price of a medical marijuana card — or “green card,” as they are affectionately known in the industry — from $150 to $50 for typical patients and would make the process free for veterans.
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