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It's been a long two years since Arizona voters approved medical marijuana for their residents in need. Now the doors are finally opened to the states first medical cannabis dispensary.
Arizona Organix opened their doors Thursday morning as the first operational medical marijuana
dispensary in Arizona. They were met by several dozen patients lining
up to obtain their medication. The line wrapped around the building at
the Glendale location were the first of 96 applicants chosen through a
lottery from 126 geographic areas across the state.
The establishment conducts business with a professional approach and
atmosphere. It is set up like a doctor's office with a waiting room, a
front desk and room to meet with a medical marijuana
professional and a variety of medication. Consultants privately discuss
the ailments with the patient to help determine which strains will
treat their conditions best.
"I've been waiting a long time for this," said Charles Everett, a chronic pain suffer and medically approved marijuana patient, "It's a great day for Democracy."
Dispensaries have been blocked from opening up in Arizona for over
two years due to the issue being tied up in courts, the issue was
regarding the federal stance on marijuana.
State and Maricopa County prosecutors attempted to wrongfully argue
that federal laws trumps state laws, however last week a judge founded
on the side of the people and cleared the path for Arizona Organix and other dispensaries across the state to open. Continue Reading...