By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times
Leaders in the Arizona cannabis industry say they will ignore last week’s state Court of Appeals opinion that cannabis extracts are not protected by the 2010 medical marijuana law.
The June 26 ruling — coming just before the 7/10 celebration of extracts by cannabis aficionados — caused an uproar among patients, activists, and business operators.
Dispensary associations and operators say they’ll wait for a final ruling on the matter by the Arizona Supreme Court. Until then, they will continue to sell the products targeted by appeals court decision.
The position is something of a gamble because the appeals court ruling technically applies statewide. Potentially, patients and dispensaries now face criminal prosecution over extracts, which are made into popular products found at dispensaries like vape pen oil, infused edibles, and shatter.