The following text was posted by Will Humble, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, on his blog on May 14, 2012:
“Today marks the start of the 2-week window for applying for a medical marijuana dispensary Registration Certificate in Arizona. Prospective applicants can check out our Registration Certificate Application Checklist, Instructions, and the official Application on our Medical Marijuana Dispensary webpage. In the first two hours, seven people had dropped off applications.
We’ll start reviewing applications as they come in- and we’ll stop taking applications at the close of business on May 25. We’ll have 30 working days to review the applications- and folks will have 20 working days to submit any documents or information that were missing during our review of the application. We expect to award all of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Registration Certificates on August 7. If there’s only 1 qualified applicant in a Community Health Analysis Area- that applicant will be awarded a Registration Certificate. We’ll be holding a random drawing on August 7 to award Registration Certificates in the CHAAs with more than 1 qualified applicant.
We’ll refresh our dispensary application page every weekday around the close of business to show how many applications we’ve received by Community Health Analysis Area.”