Will Humble, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services wrote the following on his blog on July 23, 2012:
“Most of the applicants for medical marijuana registration certificates have been able to correct deficiencies in their applications… and 460 of the 486 applications we received are now complete. Five applications have been withdrawn, 3 have been denied, 15 are pending, and 3 are on the clock to respond to requests for additional information.
The complete applications are currently being evaluated to determine which will be eligible and move on to the random selection process on August 7th. At least 25 applications will be allocated certificates without going through the random selection process because they’re the only application in their district (CHAA). We’ll be providing more information about the August 7th agenda in the next couple of weeks. We’ll probably be issuing 95-99 dispensary registration certificates in about 3 weeks.”