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Vapors, oils and brownies: Court decision expected to boost Arizona medical marijuana industry

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 11:08:21-04

Marijuana-laced massage oils, vaping products and brownies and other edibles likely will emerge as the future of the multimillion-dollar medical marijuana industry in Arizona, thanks to last month's key court decision, industry representatives say.

Concentrates, or extracts of the active ingredients in marijuana, such as THC and CBD, are now considered legal under an Arizona Supreme Court ruling in May.

The case involved a Yavapai County man who was arrested and convicted several years ago after purchasing a small amount of hashish from a licensed dispensary.

Prosecutors claimed hash was not legal under the law voters approved in 2010, which legalized medical marijuana but left recreational marijuana illegal in the state.

Read more about the court decision and medical marijuana industry from the Phoenix Business Journal.