Officials from the Arizona Department of Health Services said the agency is modifying its rules for renewing dispensary certificates.
Thomas Salow, an ADHS attorney, said the changes come after a Superior Court ruling called portions of the state's medical marijuana regulations unreasonable.
“This had to do with the department’s rules, not allowing a dispensary registration certificate holder to renew their license if they weren’t ready to open up," Salow said. "Our rule prohibited a renewal of a license without having an approval to operate within that first year.”
He said ADHS is also considering a change to the rule prohibiting medical marijuana cardholders from growing their own plants if they live within 25-miles of a dispensary.
Salow said the health agency might consider driving time rather than straight line distance.
ADHS plans to release its amendments to the rules in the fall of 2014 after a public comment period.