Marijuana patients living in six Arizona counties have to travel outside them to shop at a medical dispensary.
The Arizona Department of Health Services plans to issue a half-dozen licenses on Friday, March 10.
Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz counties currently have no medical marijuana dispensaries. Yet each county is home to at least one recreational weed store.
State law limits the number of medical marijuana dispensaries unless there is none in a county where there is an approved application.
Dozens of applications were filed with the state health department in December.
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