2 Proposals To Regulate Medical Marijuana Fail In Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries.
Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
Yuma Democrat Lisa Otondo was one of the “no” votes, citing concerns that Senate Bill 1222 contradicted the voter-approved measure that legalized medical marijuana in 2010.
Earlier in the session, the state Senate also rejected a bill that would have required medical marijuana be tested for possible carcinogens.
While that bill, Senate Bill 1137, did clinch a simple majority, by law it has to get approval from three quarters of lawmakers to change what voters passed.