Arizona Cannabis Law Updates: Important Changes


Complying with cannabis regulations means you stay current about any changes. Arizona Cannabis Law has recently undergone some big changes. We all know that the regulated cannabis marketplace is a work in progress across the nation, so to help you keep up we’ll post summary updates with links so you may dive deeper. 

Arizona Cannabis Law Updates

A new law requiring cannabis testing takes effect on November 1, 2020. Before a cannabis product can be sold in a dispensary it must be tested by a certified, independent third-party laboratory. Testing parameters include unsafe levels of heavy metals, microbial contamination, growth-regulators, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides or residual solids.

A voter initiative is underway in the Grand Canyon State to legalize adult-use sales. Smart & Safe Arizona is leading the effort to legalize the sale, possession, and consumption of one ounce of marijuana (5 grams can be concentrate) and up to six home-grown plants for adults age 21 and older. Arizona NORML is also helping the effort. Executive Director Mikel Weisser said, “We hope to have the 237,000 required signatures by May and get the campaign going shortly after.” The Smart & Safe Act includes a social justice element to eventually expunge prior cannabis convictions.

2020 legislative actions also include:

  • Permitting students access to medicinal cannabis in K-12 schools. 
  • Ban the use of certain pesticides in cultivation.
  • Permit the Arizona Department of Revenue access to select records of medical cannabis dispensaries to ensure compliance with tax reporting and collection requirements. 
  • Adding opioid use and autism to the state’s list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions.
  • Another bill would expunge cannabis possession convictions for less than 2.5 ounces of flower.


It’s crucial to know exactly where your products are at all times, which ones are popular and what needs restocking.  As dispensary POS software BLAZE makes sure you have accurate inventory counts and can easily transfer from your different rooms or locations in the store.

Follow our blog for more Arizona Cannabis Law updates when they come in.

To help you succeed, BLAZE Retail is here to expand your business with the best dispensary POS software available. 





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