Last week, the Arizona Department of Health Services released a new web page of information related to the Smart and Safe Arizona Act – Arizona’s new adult use marijuana law. The Department is the regulatory authority for marijuana in Arizona. In addition to links for the full text of the Act and the current regulations for medical marijuana (which will control for adult use until the new adult use regulations are released), the web page also has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS). The FAQs should be helpful to businesses and entrepreneurs gearing up for licensing a few short months from now, in March of 2021 (the first recreational marijuana sales are set to begin in April).
The FAQS include several categories, including general information, information regarding the cultivation and sale of marijuana, purchasing marijuana and licensing. For example, one the FAQS asked “Is my employer required to allow me to use marijuana?” For adult use marijuana, the Department states that “an employer retains the right to maintain a drug-and-alcohol-free workplace.”
If you have questions regarding licensing and related issues, the Department also released an email address for inquiries – M2Dispensaries@azdhs.gov. You can bet that this address will