AZ Approves 579 Medical Marijuana Licenses in First Week

Arizona, which approved medical marijuana in November, began accepting applications from patients last week. The application process is done online. At the end of week 1, 579 of 718 applications were approved. Those rejected can re-apply. By the numbers:

About 78 percent of them were men, and the largest age group, at 37 percent, was people 51 and older. The next largest age group, at 22 percent, was people between 41 and 50 years old. Diseases reported included cancer, Hepatitis C, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS and Crohn's disease,

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    But if you want to die by Vodka... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Dadler on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 12:39:44 PM EST
    ...drink up, anyone and everyone.  We are a sick and twisted and certifiably mentally disabled nation.  While I support medical MJ, the entire game of it is a farce.  This substance should be legal for all who want it, period.  Another example of how America wastes, purely wastes, its time and resources on nothing but nonsense.  

    I am curious about minimum age to (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 01:02:40 PM EST
    lawfully obtain medical marijuana:  kids to hospital after eating candy laced with medical mj

    And yes, I know underage kids binge on alcohol.  

    In California, statute provides for id. card (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 01:20:21 PM EST
    for persons under the age of 18, but caregiver must be over 18.

    HS 11362.715. (a)

    . . . .

    (5) A government-issued photo identification card of the person and of the designated primary caregiver, if any. If the applicant is a person under 18 years of age, a certified copy of a birth certificate shall be deemed sufficient proof of identity.  [Italics added.]

    Med. Marijuana script (none / 0) (#4)
    by LizDexic on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 03:46:03 PM EST
    ...none for chronic pain?

    (just wonderin')

    But, but... (none / 0) (#5)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 07:00:44 PM EST
    I thought all the MM Rx's were for young stoners just trying to score a buzz on the good stuff!!11

    look at California (none / 0) (#6)
    by diogenes on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 08:15:23 PM EST
    my friend Google referred me to NORML which in 2005 estimated the number of medical marijuana patients at 150000 (even then) versus 579, so a state with liberal rules probably picks up a few more marginal cases who just want to get high.

    ..."for young stoners" (none / 0) (#7)
    by LizDexic on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 08:27:51 PM EST
    ...not that there's anything wrong with that...

    But, but... (none / 0) (#9)
    by BTAL on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 09:56:20 PM EST
    I thought AZ was that wingnut, teaparty (teabagger for those less intellectual) state.

    AZ Glaucoma here (none / 0) (#8)
    by jedimom on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 08:45:51 PM EST
    chiming in from the hot seats. I am one of the licensed :0)