After suffering a close defeat in 2016, Arizona’s new recreational cannabis law passed with 60% of the vote on November 3, 2020. Proposition 207, or Smart and Safe Arizona Act (“Act”) legalizes the possession of certain amounts of marijuana for those 21 years of age and older. In some instances, those with prior (or pending) marijuana convictions can move to have their records expunged. So, now consumers and patients will both have access to marijuana products in Arizona, although certain differences will remain between those who have a medical “card” and those who are simply purchasing marijuana for their own pleasure. In addition, Arizona will now have a new Social Equity Ownership Program. The purpose of this program is to grant licenses to individuals from communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of previous marijuana laws.
Rob Meagher, Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 11/18/2020 20:55:15