The following is the text of a post made by Will Humble, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, on his blog on June 23, 2012:

“We have a couple of new projects in the works to ensure that the dispensary system reflects a medical rather than a recreational system.  We’re working with Arizona’s pharmacy/poison control systems to put together a contract to provide technical assistance and educational materials to the future dispensary medical directors.  We’re also putting together a contract to hire a vendor to help us ensure that the future dispensaries are truly “non-profit”.  The  contractor will be reviewing the required dispensary audited financial statements to make sure they’re on the up-and-up in terms of truly being “non-profit”.  For example- (among other things) the contractor will be looking for evidence that dispensaries are getting “fair value” for goods, services, salaries, and reimbursements- to make sure that they don’t use a shell game to over-pay for things or services as a way of moving assets out of the dispensary.  Stay tuned.”