Alert: Arizona “ADHS sets April 8 digital drawing for social equity marijuana establishment licenses” 26 on offer

Alert: Arizona “ADHS sets April 8 digital drawing for social equity marijuana establishment licenses” 26 on offer
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This is what they are saying Proceeding will determine recipients of 26 licenses available under voter-approved law PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) will hold a drawing next month to determine recipients of the 26 adult-use marijuana establishment licenses available to applicants who qualify as part of the social equity ownership program under the voter-approved Proposition 207. The digital random drawing will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, April 8. Because of the large number of applicants, license recipients will be selected using a computerized random drawing system offered by Smartplay International Inc. This system is widely used for state lottery and raffle drawings and meets the highest standards for verification and accountability. The drawing will be held at ADHS with industry and news media representatives witnessing and streamed live at azdhs.gov/live. The accounting and auditing firm Henry and Horne will oversee the drawing. ADHS received more than 1,500 applications for social equity licenses. The number of applicants included in the drawing will be determined after reviews of all applications are completed. Established under Proposition 207, which Arizonans approved in 2020, the social equity program is intended to promote ownership and operation of licensed marijuana establishments by individuals from communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of previous marijuana laws. Those receiving licenses through the social equity drawing will be required to comply with all statutes and rules that govern adult-use marijuana establishment licenses, including obtaining approval to operate before opening their retail location. Smartplay International, based in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, serves more than 400 lottery, gaming, and promotional organizations in 114 countries.

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