In real estate we all know the phrase, location, location, location; the equivalent in the medical marijuana field is CHAA, CHAA, CHAA. When Arizona voters approved Prop. 203 in 2010 legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries at the state level, Arizona Department of Health Services rules had already divided Arizona into 126 areas called Community Health Analysis Areas (CHAA) that were originally established to track cancer occurrences.
The rules limit the number of Arizona medical marijuana dispensaries in a CHAA to ONE! The goal of ADHS Director Will Humble is to disperse the current 97 dispensary applications throughout Arizona to minimize the number of patients who will be able to grow their own because the patient does not live within 25 miles of a dispensary.
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