In a highly contested ruling last week, Arizona courts took away the rights of medical marijuana patients to be able to grow their own medicine. You see, Arizona has a law stating that patients cannot grow if they live within a 25-mile radius of a dispensary. And as more and more dispensaries continue to open across the state, goverment officials claim that few if any of the 40,000 medical marijuana patients fall outside this 25 mile rule.
"An Arizona judge yesterday ruled that medical marijuana patients in that state essentially do not have the right to grow their own medicine anymore.
Judge Katherine Cooper in Maricopa County (yes, that Maricopa County) made the decision yesterday in response to two men filing a challenge to rules in the 2010 medical marijuana laws saying that patients could only grow their own if they lived more than 25 miles from a dispensary.
When the program first started, the two men were farther than 25 miles away from a dispensary so they started growing their own. But over time, Arizona dispensaries have popped up all over the state, and now state officials say that most all of the 40,000 patients live within 25 miles of a retail medical cannabis store. The men challenged the laws so they could keep growing their own..."
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Grows like this will soon be a thing of the past in Arizona