The difference between medical and recreational marijuana in Arizona

The difference between medical and recreational marijuana in Arizona

Author: Edward Celaya

After a long day of work, a minor headache has you down. Nothing serious, just some sinus pressure. You hit the grocery store, grab an over-the-counter pain reliever (and some donuts) and head for the exits.

But what if the headache had been more severe? That might have called for stronger medicine, maybe even something prescribed specifically for headaches by a doctor.

The above scenario is a good template for thinking about the differences here in Arizona between the recently passed Prop. 207 that allows recreational purchase of marijuana (the equivalent to over-the-counter pain meds) and its slightly older cousin, the AMMP, or Arizona Medical Marijuana Program (which requires a doctor’s recommendation).

On a basic level, the laws are very similar to each other and contain parallel language.

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