Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., a vertically integrated cannabis company and multi-state operator in the U.S., today provided comments on the successful ballot initiative to allow recreational cannabis consumption in Arizona.
“The recreational initiative in Arizona represents a well-rounded approach to allow the expansion of access to cannabis in Arizona,” said Chief Executive Officer Steve White. “We fully expect the implementation of Prop 207 will positively impact tax revenue and social justice in Arizona, while strengthening employer protections and enhancing public safety. As the largest operator of medical dispensaries in the state, we look forward to serving recreational customers under this new program.”
“The legalization of recreational cannabis continues to gain public support and becomes more mainstream as more people are positively affected directly themselves or know others who benefit from the availability of regulated and legal cannabis. We are proud to have played a role in the advancement of legal cannabis in our home state of Arizona. We appreciate the support of state, local and community officials and the ongoing efforts by the Arizona Department of Health Services to make our medical and recreational markets a model for other markets across the country.”
Arizona Prop 207 Adult Use Cannabis Initiative
The adult use initiative legalizes the sale, possession and consumption of one ounce of cannabis for adults at least 21 years old. The Arizona Department of Health Services oversees the testing, inspection, and sale of cannabis products. Existing medical market operators in good standing can submit applications for adult use sales as soon as January 19, 2021 with department review required within 60 days of submittal. It is expected that the total Arizona cannabis market will reach $2 billion at maturity.
Harvest Operations in Arizona
Harvest currently operates 15 medical dispensaries supported by cultivation facilities in Camp Verde, El Mirage, Phoenix, and Willcox and processing facilities in Flagstaff and Phoenix.