Marijuana Dispensary Lawyer
In November of 2010, Arizona voters passed Proposition 203, allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana and the creation of medical marijuana dispensaries. If you are considering opening a medical dispensary under the act, you need a skilled and knowledgeable medical cannabis dispensary lawyer to help you.Jamal F. Allen is a top medical marijuana lawyer whos assists clients through the process for marijuana dispensary formation. For a fee, marijuana lawyer Jamal F. Allen will meet with you to discuss the registration requirements and begin the paperwork to comply with the new law.To discuss the requirements for a dispensary meet with a skilled marijuana lawyer, contact our firm.
Requirements for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Proposition 203 provides for a total of 124 dispensaries throughout the state of Arizona. All medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona will be subject to inspections and oversight by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).In order to start a dispensary, you must file an application, pay a fee and the dispensary must meet certain requirements, including:
- Run a nonprofit corporation
- Possess a federal tax ID number
- Have a physical address
- Meet local zoning requirements
- Have and file a business plan
Additionally, the principal owners of the dispensary must submit to a background check and be fingerprinted. A principal cannot have a prior felony conviction and must be over the age of 21.If you are planning to start a medical marijuana dispensary, you need the guidance of a knowledgeable medical cannabis dispensary lawyer like Jamal Allen he is a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee, and will be your advocate during the formation of the nonprofit; as well as help you understand the steps necessary to succeed.
Operating a Marijuana Dispensary
Proposition 203 outlines the rules and requirements for operating a dispensary, including:
- Proper record-keeping procedures
- Security measures
- Growing facilities
- Restrictions against the use of marijuana in the dispensary
- Inspection by the ADHS
- Access to verification systems to verify registered caregivers and patients
Dedicated Medical Cannabis Dispensary Lawyer
Jamal F. Allen believes in the benefits of medical marijuana for those patients in need, such as victims of cancer, severe and chronic pain or HIV. He will fight to allow qualifying patients the right to have access to medical marijuana as an alternative to pharmaceuticals and chemical opiates.If you are seriously considering starting a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary, in compliance with all of the necessary rules and regulations, one of our medical marijuana lawyers will be your dedicated advocate and ally. Contact Allen and Associates, to discuss your options.Disclaimer: Possession, sale, manufacture, transportation or use of marijuana within the United States remains a violation of federal law. Arizona’s medical marijuana laws do not absolutely protect dispensary owners, employees or patients.