First medical marijuana dispensary in state opens in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A day for the history books as Tucson's first medical marijuana dispensary now is open. The opening comes two years after Arizona voters legalized medical marijuana.

The dispensary is located on the southwest corner of Broadway and Kolb on Tucson's east side. Our cameras captured patients and caregivers going inside to pre-register.

An armed security guard checked everyone before they could step through the door.

Southern Arizona Integrated Therapies is pre-registering people for the first couple of weeks... there will be no marijuana dispensed until December 11th at the earliest.

We were not allowed to film inside but we're told it looks like an average doctors office.

No one wanted to talk with us today - but yesterday, we did speak to one patient who said, "Hoping to gain weight from marijuana laced in my brownie. The doctor in town suggested I try it. He said I'd get the munchies, whatever that means."

It has been 16 years since Arizona voters first passed medical marijuana. The first time in 1996 and again in 1998. But, this sis the first time a voter passed initiative has come this far.

Another dispensary in Glendale is opening on Monday. THey were supposed to open two weeks ago but the owner decided to wait to make sure things ran more smoothly.

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