In this year’s November election, residents of Arizona are set to vote on an initiative that would legalize medical marijuana for patient use. If passed, Arizona will become the 15th state to recognize the legitimacy of medical cannabis as an alternative treatment. The initiative is interesting because it will allow private parties to open up store-front marijuana dispensaries to serve the patients of Arizona.
With Arizona having such stringent marijuana laws as it is, (a felony for possessing a marginal amount), it is surprising that the proposed law would be as compassionate to the medical pot community as it is. Nevertheless, Arizona medical marijuana card holders will have plenty to smile about come election day, as this initiative has taken a commanding lead in the polls heading up to election day.