“Medical” Marijuana in Arizona…Is Utah Heading Down the Same Path?

Recent legislation in Arizona has allowed for “medical” marijuana. With such broad guidelines for what qualifies as “medical” use, anyone who wants marijuana is able to get it. All it takes is paying a fee and telling a doctor that you have pain. Surely some of these cases are legitimate patients seeking aid, but there is an infinite margin for abuse, as basically anyone is able to obtain the drug for a condition as untraceable as pain. 76% of patients have cards for the vague diagnosis of chronic pain. The next most common recommendation is for cancer, at 3%.


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