Arizona Senator Sonny Borrelli just introduced a marijuana-associated bill for the 2020 legislative session that addresses an situation of how healthcare marijuana dispensary kitchens, which make marijuana-infused foods and drinks, have relaxed meals security inspection obligations compared to other industries.
Final session, Borrelli introduced a equivalent bill which did not pass, Arizona Capitol Instances reported. Zero Democrats in the Arizona Senate voted for the bill.
As opposed to restaurants and other organizations, Arizona dispensaries get advance notice of these meals security inspections. An Arizona Dept of Wellness Solutions (ADHS) audit in 2019 located that the kitchens generally occurred to be closed at the scheduled inspection occasions.
Borrelli’s bill is an try to remove the needed advance notice so that these inspections would be random, just like they are for all other industries in Arizona.
“[Inspectors] can go into almost everything from a Burger King to an abortion clinic unannounced – but not a dispensary,” Borrelli mentioned.
The bill will have to have to obtain 3-fourths vote in order to amend the Arizona Health-related Marijuana Act (AMMA).
The Clever and Protected Arizona Act, the ballot initiative to legalize adult use (recreational) marijuana in 2020, has written in it that the ADHS really should make “at least a single unannounced go to annually” to every single dispensary kitchen.
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