Congratulations, Arizona! While Colorado and New Mexico beat you to the punch, you still have the distinction of being the 13th state in the United States to legalize the recreational use of Arizona marijuana. While the legislation for Arizona medical cannabis passed by only the slimmest of margins (50.1%) in 2010, more than 60% of voters approved of legalizing Arizona weed for recreational use only 10 years later. Arizona recreational cannabis was legalized Nov. 3, 2020, with dispensaries able to start selling cannabis in 2021.aring about the earth and reducing carbon footprints.
Legalized Arizona recreational cannabis means that any adult over 21 can walk into a dispensary and purchase up to one ounce of Arizona marijuana as long as no more than five grams of that purchase is marijuana concentrate.
Furthermore, any adult above the age of 21 with a clean criminal record can apply for a license allowing them to operate a dispensary within The Grand Canyon State — where they can then sell cannabis flower, extracts, paraphernalia, seedlings and immature plants for recreational purposes. Delivery is currently only available for Arizona medical cannabis, but that could change as soon as January 2023, which would allow further expansion and profit for Arizona dispensaries.
There’s no denying — recreational cannabis is big business in Arizona. While medical marijuana is only subject to state and local taxing, total taxes on recreational marijuana are at about 24% (16% excise tax and the rest in state and local taxes), which has already brought revenue in at more than $310 million for the state this year.
As far as exit-packaging goes, all Arizona weed must leave from the dispensary in a child-resistant opaque package. Where design is concerned, Arizona weed and any other Arizona cannabis product may not:
Further guidelines regarding the specifics of product labeling are covered under Ariz. Admin. Code 9-17-317.
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