Deep in the heart of the southwest, old habits die hard. And hating marijuana is a very old habit. While proposition 203 passed in November of 2010, allowing Arizona’s sick residents to access medical marijuana. Many cities, towns, and municipalities have struggled to fire up their state sanctioned dispensaries. Fortunately for the sick and suffering of Yuma Arizona, their medical marijuana drought has just ended.
Their new state sanctioned dispensary – The Jamestown Center – was named in honor of our forefather’s wisdom, paying homage to the 1619 hemp law which required all residents of Jamestown Virginia, to set aside land for the production of hemp.
Located at 4104 E. 32nd St. the Jamestown Center will have an initial offering of eight dank strains of medical cannabis, including the three primary medical marijuana groups – Indica, Sativa and Hybrids.
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“We are excited to be the first dispensary in Yuma County to receive approval to operate from Arizona Department of health services,” noted the general manager.
Staffed with three pharmacists, a biochemist and its own medical director, their primary jobs will be to coordinate the best strains for individual ailments – based on active cannabinoids. Qualifying patient with state issued medical marijuana cards will be allowed to purchase 2 1/2 ounces of medical grade pot every 14 days.
Opting to take the high road – in the sometimes seedy world of medical marijuana dispensaries. Jamestown Center vice president explains,
“We, as pharmacists are already in the business of patient care. Our group has a combined 60+ years of caring for patients.”
Despite being staffed by medical professionals, no recommendations will be issued at the dispensary; as all state issued medical marijuana recommendations must be written by a qualified doctors.
Qualifying conditions: Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Hepatitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Wasting Syndrome, Severe and Chronic Pain, Severe Nausea, and Seizures.