Over thirty years ago, some people would have doubted that marijuana would have ever been legalized in the United States, much less allowed for recreational use. However, over the past several years, the little green plant has received widespread support from over thirty states, and it looks like more are about to follow in that wake. Recently, Utah and Missouri have prepared for the upcoming November election, and Ohio has loosened its grip on recreational weed (despite the fact that it is illegal there). However, one state is also making headlines this year. Recently, Arizona opened the first kitchen serving marijuana-infused food in the U.S., and the overall rate of medical cannabis cardholders is steadily rising. So what does the Copper State have to offer at this time? Let’s take a closer look at some facts about legal marijuana in Arizona.
Grand Canyon Fair
Ultimately, when you think about Arizona, images of steaming deserts, crystal blue rivers, and titanic rock formations are brought to mind. Overall, the Copper State offers a world of mystery and adventure, all nestled in a corner of the Southwestern United States. Hikers and adventure-seekers will enjoy traversing the Grand Canyon (on foot or on the back of a mule) or traveling the white-capped waters of the Colorado River. For the nature lover, rocky outcrops provide excellent views of bald eagles and mountain goats, while the vast Sonoran Desert offers insight into the hardy lives of elf owls, tortoises, and the famous roadrunner. Just be sure to keep the sand out of your shoes.
Short but Sweet
Overall, Arizona’s history with marijuana is relatively short. Around 2010, the state officially accepted medical marijuana (via Proposition 203), and, over the years, more people have been welcoming toward the little green plant. As stated before, Arizona is home to the Mint Dispensary, the first kitchen that sells cannabis-infused food (including pizza and apple fritters)to patients who hold authentic medical marijuana cards. As of now, no additional information about the state’s plans for recreational cannabis has been provided.
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