by J.M. Smith
A second Tucson medical marijuana dispensary is nearly ready to open, but yet again the state has not responded to its request for an inspection.
So far, two dispensaries here - one near Interstate 10 and Wilmot Road and one on the eastside (the address has not been made public) - have asked the state to inspect their storefronts. On Sept. 19, The Green Halo asked for approval to operate at the Wilmot Road location, and on Oct. 22 the other dispensary certificate holder asked. On Oct. 19, an operator in Glendale also asked for an inspection. As of Nov. 1, no inspections had been done.
WTF? It's interesting that the Department of Health Services can't complete the inspections, since the department has reportedly assigned six people full time to managing dispensary applications. According to the state rules, DHS has 45 days to complete the inspections after operators ask. For Green Halo - the first to ask statewide - that day was Nov. 3.
C'mon, Will Humble. Put a fire under someone's ass. We're waiting.