Jun 2022
3 min

Arizona Cannabis Businesses Types


Arizona's cannabis business licenses are vertically integrated entities and are responsible for multiple parts of the cannabis supply chain including cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and sale to patients. Additionally, there are licensed marijuana testing facilities.

·    Dispensary

·    Cultivation

·    Processing

·    Laboratory

Why this is important

It's important to know what types of cannabis business licenses Arizona has available so that you know what business types you would like to apply for.  It's pretty unique that AZ gives vertically integrated licenses.  This means that if you are applying to open a dispensary in Arizona, you also have to be prepared to own and operate cultivation and manufacturing (extraction).

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Regulatory Citations for This Article

36-2801. Definitions

11. Nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary" means a not-for-profit entity that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, supplies, sells or dispenses marijuana or related supplies and educational materials to cardholders. A nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary may receive payment for all expenses incurred in its operation.