The authors of Prop. 205 did a VERY good job writing deceitful language into their Initiative in an effort to try and fool Arizona voters..
Prop. 205 does say that the new “Marijuana Department” may issue an amount of Marijuana Retail Dispensary Licenses equal to 10% of the number of Series 9 Liquor Licenses in Arizona. (This equals about 147 Marijuana Retail Dispensary Licenses that would “potentially” be available.)
HOWEVER, Prop. 205 also says that any CITY or COUNTY can limit the amount of any type of Marijuana Business in their jurisdiction, EXCEPT that the City or County can’t impose a limit on any Marijuana Businesses that are also owned by a MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY!
So in other words, Prop. 205 says that ONLY the existing Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are guaranteed to receive any of the new Marijuana Retail Licenses, Marijuana Cultivation Licenses, and Marijuana Product Manufacturer Licenses!
Anyone who doesn’t own an Arizona MEDICAL Marijuana Dispensary who wants to obtain any of the new Marijuana Retail Licenses, Marijuana Cultivation Licenses, and Marijuana Product Manufacturer Licenses is at the mercy of their local City and County.