Arizona unveils applicant criteria for new recreational cannabis retail permits

These are the 87  Zip Codes where applicants for 26 social equity retail marijuana licenses must have recently resided.

The rules say a person must have had a physical address in one of the ZIP codes and lived at it for at least three of the past five years. While the state has about 500 codes, many are for post office boxes only.

“The methodology to identify communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of previous Arizona marijuana laws included a thorough review and analysis of a variety of data sources, including research and analyses of criminal justice and socioeconomic data,” ADHS spokesman Tom Herrmann said Friday.

“The identified ZIP codes include communities disproportionately impacted by incarcerations for marijuana crimes in combination with social service program indicators.”

The ZIP codes released by ADHS appear heavily focused on or near Native American reservations



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