Title: Bill would limit marketing, publishing info about medical-marijuana dispensaries
Author: The Sentinel
Date: 30 January 2018
Medical-marijuana businesses and advocates oppose a bill that would make it a felony to publish unverified information about dispensaries, saying it’s an effort to block business.
Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, sponsored a bill to punish any “listing or menu service” in Arizona that publishes information about a dispensary without verifying its registration and address. Opponents said the bill, along with others Farnsworth has recently introduced, would violate the First Amendment and limit important information for patients of medical marijuana.
Under Senate Bill 1060, any company that publishes contact or product information for a dispensary without an official registration certificate would be guilty of a Class 6 federal felony, punishable by a minimum fine of $10,000.
Publishing any address for a dispensary that differs from the address on a dispensary’s registration certificate would be an equally punishable offense.
Farnsworth’s “attempt to censor the Arizona press (is) a brazen and shameful act that would make any dictator proud,” according to a statement from AZmarijuana.com, a website that provides news about the marijuana industry in Arizona.
STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY PUBLISHES UPDATED DISPENSARY APPLICANT LIST AND ADDRESSES; BOARD CONTINUES TO REVIEW APPLICATIONS.
Today, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy released an updated dispensary applicant list and proposed dispensary addresses. Please note addresses were compiled from self-reported applicant data. Click here to view the updated dispensary applicant list.
As the Board continues to review applications for medical marijuana dispensary provisional licenses, it remains committed to full transparency. No licenses have been awarded. No further records are available at this time. Please continue to check the Medical Marijuana Control Program website for more information