Arizona medical marijuana signups projected at 66K
Published: July 13, 2010 at 6:50 am
Legislative budget analysts project that 66,000 Arizonans would register under a proposed medical marijuana program that is the subject of a November ballot question.
The Legislature’s budget staff is required to estimate fiscal impacts of initiative measures being put to voters, and the medical marijuana proposal is on the November ballot as Proposition 203.
In calculating costs that would be covered by fees, civil penalties and donations, the budget staff based its registration estimates on Colorado’s existing program.
The analysts project that 39,600 patients would register and that an additional 26,400 designated caregivers would take the total licensed population to 66,000 by full implementation in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
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