Possible Expansion of Arizona's Medical Marijuana Law

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A ballot measure to expand Arizona’s Medical Marijuana law maybe on its way to the 2018 ballot. In its current form the law provides that individuals diagnosed with specific medical conditions may apply for a medicinal marijuana card.  The proposed ballot measure would expand the law to allow patients who suffer from Tourette’s, neuropathy and fibromyalgia to be eligible for the statute’s safe harbor use of medicinal marijuana.

There is also an additional modification included in the proposed ballot measure.  Currently if a card holding patient lives within twenty-five miles of a dispensary, that patient is prohibited from growing his/her own marijuana plants.  The proposed measure would reduce that radius to one mile.

Whether this initiative makes the ballot depends on whether its supporters can collect 150,642 valid signatures by July 5,2018.

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