Arizona dispensaries continue selling marijuana extracts, despite court ruling

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Arizona’s medical cannabis businesses will continue selling extracts until a recent court ruling that outlaws concentrates is upheld by the state Supreme Court.

That’s according to the Phoenix New Times, which reported that MMJ dispensaries in the state are essentially ignoring a finding by the Arizona Court of Appeals that extracts are illegal.

Whether any dispensaries will face punitive action by the Department of Health Services – which oversees the state MMJ industry – remains to be seen.

The department “indicated in a statement on Friday that officials are still trying to decide what to do,” New Times reported.

Meanwhile, at least some dispensaries are taking refuge in the fact the appeals court opinion didn’t order the Department of Health Services to update its industry rules to explicitly prohibit extracts sales.

But as of Sunday, “most dispensaries had done nothing” to change their sales practices, the alt-weekly reported.

An appeal of the ruling is expected soon.