Jonathan Udell, attorney at Rose Law Group, talks to FOX10 about how cannabis legalization affects med card holders


By Steve Nielsen | FOX10 Phoenix

PHOENIX – The rollout of recreational marijuana has been a little bumpy for those with medical marijuana cards, and some industry leaders believe those who use cannabis for medical purposes should continue paying fees to retain their cards despite legalization.

The long lines outside of dispensaries since Friday have become a nuisance for some Arizona medical marijuana card holders.


Jon Udell with the Arizona chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws says the lines are an issue that will get better over time, but he blames the current long wait times on ordinances that restrict the size of a dispensary’s footprint.

“They limit the size a dispensary can be, and they really exacerbate the problems that patients are facing with lines,” Udell said.