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As a resident of Arizona, I have seen the growth and evolution of the cannabis culture in the state firsthand. Since the legalization of medical marijuana in 2010, the cannabis industry has been booming in Arizona. Dispensaries have popped up all over the state, making it easy for patients with qualifying conditions to access the medicine they need. However, it's not just the medical aspect of cannabis that has taken off in Arizona. The recreational use of marijuana has also been gaining traction in recent years, with more and more residents hopping on board the green wave.


One of the things that sets Arizona apart from other states with legalized cannabis is the level of support for local, small businesses. In a state known for its entrepreneurial spirit, many locals have taken advantage of the growing industry by starting their own cannabis-related companies. This has resulted in a thriving, tight-knit community of cannabis enthusiasts who are passionate about all things green. From growers and extract artists to dispensary owners and budtenders, the cannabis culture in Arizona is thriving and constantly evolving.


Overall, the state of cannabis in Arizona is positive and exciting, with plenty of opportunities for those looking to get involved in the industry. Whether you're a patient, a recreational user, or an entrepreneur looking to break into the market, there's something for everyone in Arizona's growing cannabis scene.


Can I use cannabis?


In Arizona, individuals 21 years of age or older can use cannabis for personal use.


Where can I use cannabis?


Like most states that allow adult use, there are some strict boundaries on what is and is not legal when it comes to cannabis consumption. You are perfectly safe to consume cannabis in a private residence, given that permission has been given to you by the homeowner. Some hotels and AirBNBs are fine with vaping, but may not allow smoking of anything inside, so check with your lodging when you book. Honesty is the best policy.


Now onto the don’ts. 

It is 100% illegal to consume cannabis in public in ANY way - including smoking, vaping, dabbing, and eating. It is even illegal to OPEN anything containing a cannabis product in public. No sniffing that bud! Public in this case includes parks, streets, sidewalks, businesses, eateries …anywhere that isn’t a private space, out of view of passersby. You can’t smoke it in a bar, you can’t smoke it in a car. Most hotels don’t allow smoking in the rooms, you can’t consume in restaurants - or anywhere else that smoking is illegal. And do NOT even think about taking or consuming that cannabis in a National Park, those remain Federal Land and cannabis is always illegal on Federal Land.


How much cannabis can I legally have?


You can only take home up to 28.5 grams of flower and up to 5 grams of concentrated cannabis from a dispensary at a time because those are the legal limits an adult can possess.


Can I grow cannabis?


In Colorado, individuals can grow up to six cannabis plants per person, with a maximum of twelve plants per household. However, growing is only allowed in private residences and must not be visible to the public.




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