Congratulations, Arizona: It’s formally authorized to own and luxuriate in hashish in your state, beginning at the moment.

You learn that appropriately. Proper now. Instantly.

In most states, voting to legalize is adopted by months of ready, as statewide initiatives usually don’t take impact till the next 12 months. However in Arizona, Prop. 207 was written to take impact as quickly as state officers certify the vote.

That certification occurred earlier this morning.

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‘We do elections nicely in Arizona’

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs signed the official election ends in Phoenix, alongside Gov. Doug Ducey and Lawyer Common Mark Brnovich. The election certification additionally locked in Joe Biden’s victory there—a important win for the president-elect, and a now-infamous early name for Fox Information.

Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, doubled down on the fair-and-square ends in his state, pushing again in opposition to President Trump’s persevering with marketing campaign of false tweets and statements questioning the outcomes of the nationwide vote.

“We do elections nicely right here in Arizona,” mentioned Ducey. “The system is robust and that’s why I bragged on it a lot.”

When can you purchase it?

Present medical marijuana dispensaries will in all probability begin opening to all grownup clients in early 2021.

Prop 207 requires state officers to determine program laws by April 5, 2021, at which level adult-use retail licenses have to be handed out. They may, nonetheless, be handed out sooner.

For the total particulars in regards to the new regulation, see Leafly’s Prop. 207 guide and our full web page on Arizona marijuana laws.

Don’t break the (new) regulation

Shoppers observe: It’s now authorized to own as much as one ounce of hashish flower, and not more than 5 grams of that complete might be within the type of a marijuana focus.

Possessing between one and a couple of.5 ounces can be handled as a petty offense, and minors caught with lower than one ounce might obtain a $100 most nice and 4 hours of drug counseling.

Don’t eat in public! There are nonetheless strict legal guidelines prohibiting the general public consumption of weed in Arizona. Maintain it non-public and luxuriate in.

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Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott oversees information, investigations, and have tasks. He’s a Guggenheim Fellow and writer of Weed the Folks: The Way forward for Authorized Marijuana in America.

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