Phoenix New Times:  “A group of medical-marijuana dispensary owners at the State Capital yesterday afternoon urged authorities to shut down unregulated cannabis clubs.  Meanwhile, up the road in a small, west Valley strip mall, medical-marijuana patients toked up openly in a ‘lounge’ that has the look, feel, and scent of a Dutch coffeeshop. . . . The entrepreneur behind the Arizona Vapor Lounge, Bill Hayes, says his business is a budding franchise: He expects 14 similar lounges across the state to open in the next two months. . . . Hayes credits Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery for giving him the idea for the lounge’s business model.”

For more on the legalities of cannabis clubs read Richard Keyt’s article called “Are Arizona Cannabis Clubs Legal Under Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Laws?