Sun City Marijuana Dispensary Now Open

ARIZONA:  Retirees carrying medical marijuana cards in Sun City won’t have far to travel to get their latest stash, reports The Daily News-Sun.

After receiving approval from the Arizona Department of Health Services, medical pot dispensary White Mountain Health Center Inc. is open at 9420 W. Bell Road in the West Valley retirement community.

The dispensary received ADHS approval following an on-site visit three days before Christmas. A dividing wall still must be added to the lobby between the consultation areas before nonpatients will be allowed in.

PTSD and Depression Denied As Qualifying Conditions For Medical Marijuana In Arizona

ARIZONA:  The Arizona Department of Health Services again denied adding PTSD, depression, and migraines to the list of medical conditions that qualify people for a medical-marijuana card.

DHS Director Will Humble wrote on his blog that he “didn’t approve the petitions because of the lack of published data regarding the risks and benefits of using Cannabis to treat or provide relief for the petitioned conditions.”

As part of the state’s Medical Marijuana Act, people can periodically petition to get new conditions to the list of qualifying ailments, but they don’t make the list just by having a lot of public support.

DHS has had the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health analyze the available scientific studies regarding medical-marijuana treatments for the disorders, and pass that information back to DHS.