Arizona confirms patients fears about cannabis shortages are unfounded

Third-party testing for medical marijuana to go into effect on November 1st, 2020

The implementation of the testing regulations means that patients can be assured a greater level of safety; even beyond those measures that have been taken by the industry over the last 8 years. AZ Cannabis News has learned from various sources that this process will take place over a period of time and patients’ access to medicine will not be put in jeopardy.

Rumors and fears of shortages are unfounded as the state, industry, and others are all making sure that the process will be rolled out with as few hiccups as possible.

Senate President Karen Fann (R-LD1), whose representative was at the Aug. 20 meeting, said that the state has allowed other departments like the Motor Vehicle Division extra time to conduct business, and while she would not commit to that being the case in this instance, she thinks there is a possibility for more time.

“It was supposed to be set up, but because of COVID there have been a lot of difficulties,” she said. “We’ve done that for other departments and we hope to be able to extend the deadline.”

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