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AZDHS adopts final rules as of January 15th for the adult-use cannabis Prop 207 licensing program

The Department has begun this rulemaking by establishing rules for the licensing of marijuana facility agents, as well as application and operational requirements for marijuana establishments. The new rules also address the process for allocating marijuana establishment licenses. These new rules are in effect as of January 15, 2021. Rulemaking Documents Notice of Exempt Rulemaking (as …

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Joining a Cannabis Industry Association

By: Danielle Sedgwick, Director of Strategic Partnerships at MITA-AZ For cannabis industry business owners, visibility, connecting and voice are critical.  But these are just a few of the many reasons it’s a good idea to join an industry association. Local industry associations offer a wide range of opportunities that can enhance business relationships and lead …

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MMJ Tax “Killed” at Phoenix City Hall

Editorial by: Tim Sultan Arizona’s medical marijuana community won a big victory at City Hall this month. The Phoenix Mayor’s proposed 17% tax hike  on medical marijuana was unraveled by one strong voice on the Council.  When Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio boldly moved to “kill” the proposal, the room erupted in applause!  It was a packed-house at 2:30pm on Tues, …

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Emerald University’s Innovative Cannabis Education Program is a Win-Win for Patients and Staff

Prepared by: Proven Media Arizona’s Emerald Dispensary has raised the bar in patient service through its innovative employee educational courses. Emerald University is an in-house program that educates team members on the benefits and features of medical cannabis, and how to assist patients in making informed decisions. “Through our own experience, patient feedback, and market …

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After Five Years in the High Country, Uncle Herbs Is “Untamed”

Prepared By: Proven Media This month, one of the first edibles-focused dispensaries in the state celebrated its 5th anniversary with a renewed commitment to the future, a new product line, and a brand-new name. That’s right, Payson’s famous Uncle Herbs is now: Untamed Herbs. Unlike dozens of rural dispensaries that moved to the big city as …

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Young Entrepreneurs Revolutionize Arizona Cannabis Scene

Prepared by: Proven Media At only twenty-four years old, budding entrepreneurs Nadeem Al-Hasan and Thomas Rimbach co-founded Baked Bros, an award-winning edibles company. Together, their health-conscious lifestyles, millennial spirit, and emphasis on advocacy and education has fostered Baked Bros’ impressive growth.   Established in 2014, the Arizona brand has grown exponentially at dispensaries throughout the …

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Lilach’s Giving Tree Plans Global Expansion

By: David Sodemann Lilach Power, the founder and managing director of The Giving Tree Dispensary, has a long history of pushing the limit. Opening in 2013, The Giving Tree began with Lilach’s vision to provide alternative care to the community. Along with growing, extracting, and providing patients medical marijuana, they also brought in services for their …

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