ARIZONA SEED TO SALE TRACEABILITY
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Created to provide helpful information about the Arizona Cannabis Industry.

CANNABIS LICENSE INFO

Information will be updated here as it becomes available. Check back for updates!  Please note; while we aim to keep this pages fully up to date with the latest information, cannabis laws are always changing.  We encourage you to verify these rules and regulations in the official legal text, which we’ve linked throughout the page for your convenience.

Proposition 207

 

Proposition 207 legalized the possession and use of marijuana for adults (age 21 years or older) in Arizona. Individuals were permitted to grow no more than six marijuana plants in their residences, as long as the plants are within a lockable enclosed area and beyond public view.[1]

The ballot initiative made the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) responsible for adopting rules to regulate marijuana, including the licensing of marijuana retail stores, cultivation facilities, and production facilities. DHS was required to first accept license applications from existing nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries, which would be eligible to hold both nonprofit medical marijuana and for-profit marijuana licenses, and potential marijuana businesses within counties that have one or zero nonprofit dispensaries. Proposition 207 adopted a Social Equity Ownership Program (SEOP), which was designed to issue licenses to entities whose owners are “from communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of previous marijuana laws.”[1]

Proposition 207 placed a 16 percent tax on marijuana sales, in addition to the existing transaction privilege tax and use tax. Revenue from the tax was divided between community college districts; municipal police, sheriff, and fire departments; fire districts; the state’s Highway User Revenue Fund, and a new Justice Reinvestment Fund.[1]

The ballot initiative provided local governments with the power to ban marijuana facilities and testing centers and give local control over elements of regulation, zoning, and licensing.[1]

Proposition 207 also allowed anyone convicted of certain marijuana-related crimes related to possession, consumption, cultivation, and transportation to petition for the expungement of their criminal record starting on July 12, 2021.[1]

In Arizona, only licensed dispensaries are permitted to operate a cultivation site. There is no state limit on a number of plants a cultivation site can grow. Patients that live more than 25 miles from a licensed dispensary are permitted to grow up to 12 plants at home.

What are the fees associated with adding a Cultivation license?

  • Add Cultivation Site: $2,500

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Cultivation Facility?

Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation efforts and inventory.  Our cultivation seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrack also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

Cultivation FAQ

Product Manufactures take harvested cannabis from Cultivators and create derivative extracts for edibles, concentrates, topicals, and prepacks. Finished products are transported to Retail Marijuana Stores.

Arizona Cannabis Processor Licenses

Information coming soon.

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Processing or Manufacturing Facility?

Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor processing and manufacturing efforts, which is especially important in this part of the supply chain due to conversions into multiple byproducts and higher amounts of waste.  Our processing seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive conversion tracking focused on compliant data points.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrack also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

Laboratories test cannabis for concentration and contaminants. Prior to entering the consumer market, all regulated cannabis is required to undergo quality assurance testing.

Information on Arizona Testing Laboratories coming soon…

Dispensaries sell legal marijuana, and marijuana products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.

How many medical marijuana dispensaries are there in Arizona?

  • The number of dispensaries is based on the number of pharmacies. There can be 1 dispensary for every 10 pharmacies.

What are the fees associated with a dispensary license?

  • Application: $5,000
  • Registration Renewal: $1,000
  • Change Dispensary Location: $2,500
  • Change or add Cultivation Site: $2,500

What kind of point-of-sale do I need to operate a Dispensary?

Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points.  If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrack has you covered.  Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.

Dispensary FAQ

Qualified patients can legally purchase medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries. Patients that live more than 25 miles from a licensed dispensary are permitted to grow up to 12 plants at home.

What are the Qualifying Conditions in Arizona?

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
  • Severe and chronic pain (e.g. arthritis, migraines, etc);
  • Severe nausea;
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Can a minor obtain a medical marijuana card?

  • Yes, as long as the minor’s legal guardian is registered and designated as their caregiver.

What are the fees for obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card?

  • Initial Registration: $150
  • Yearly Renewal: $150
  • Changing Registration Info: $10
  • Replacement ID Card: $10

Online Patient Portal

Patient Homepage

Caregivers are responsible for obtaining or cultivating medical marijuana on behalf of a registered patient.

What are the fees for registering as a Caregiver in Arizona?

  • Initial Registration: $200
  • Yearly Renewal: $200

Caregiver Application Instructions

Checklist

Online Application Portal

Arizona Seed-to-Sale Traceability Info

For the latest cannabis-related legislative updates on Arizona, check out our Cannabis Bill Tracker!

Arizona’s Marijuana Program is operated by the Arizona Department of Health Services

Click here to contact us or submit a support ticket

COMPLIANCE KEY FEATURES

 Compliance is in our minds through all facets of our Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking

  • Custom Compliance-Focused Reporting
  • Track Waste, Destruction and Account for Conversion and Moisture Losses
  • Transport Manifests With All Necessary Information
  • Real-Time Patient and Customer Limit Tracking
  • Real-Time Product Recalls
  • Compliant Labels Customized with Your Business Logo, Name, and Much More

Whether you’re utilizing a locally hosted server or our state-of-the-art cloud hosting service, rest easy knowing that your data security is one of our top priorities. This is why BioTrack was the first publicly traded seed-to-sale software company to complete both a SOC 2 Type I & Type II audit.

Adherence to state and local cannabis regulations in all active markets. Print compliant labels, enforce sales limits, and verify recommendations quickly and accurately. Regular system updates ensure compliance if regulations change.

Take advantage of over 100 advanced reports to make profit-minded decisions based on predictive yields, sales trends, average wait time and more. Need to upload financial reports to an accounting system? Easily export reports, save in the desired format, and upload.

Live Phone, Chat, and Email support from 8am-8pm PST. Supplement initial training with online tutorials, wikis, and monthly best practices features.

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