HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT WITH REC SALES COMING
Dear Oasis patients, the time has finally come for Arizona to implement recreational (adult use) sales. We are excited to help Arizona through this transition and want to thank every sponsor, advocate and patient who’s helped this cause. We are doing our absolute best to mitigate some of the foreseen hurdles in order to continue providing the best possible shopping experience. However, as we inch closer to this massive, industry-wide shift there are a few changes you can expect to see:
Longer lines & wait times
Currently, there are just over 240,000 medical marijuana patients in the state of Arizona sharing about ~120 dispensaries. When the flood gates open for recreational sales (age 21+), we will likely see the number of cannabis-buyers in Arizona increase significantly while still having to share the same number of dispensary locations. According to the 2019 Government Census (census.gov), there are approximately 5 million people in the state of Arizona eligible to purchase recreational marijuana – 60% of which voted yes on the legalization initiative (Prop 207).
Medical card holders will have access to our delivery service while recreational customers will not.
Order delivery here: https://www.oasiscannabisaz.com/order-online/
Over the last few weeks, many dispensaries have started taking measures in order to prevent anticipated product shortages. With that being said, newly implemented testing laws plus a rapidly growing industry has made for far greater demand than available supply in the market. Plus with an influx of viable customers for recreational sales, we expect product shortages to be commonplace industry-wide.
Medical card holders will have access to higher THC mg edibles than recreational customers and will have a specific medical inventory of products.
With recreational sales comes recreational taxes. Arizona voters willingly voted yes on Prop 207, which implements a minimum 16% tax on all recreational marijuana products. Along with taxation, increased demand and fewer supply in a recreational market will likely drive prices up across the board.
Medical card holders are exempt from paying recreational state taxes.
Fewer deals & promotions
Unfortunately, when there are industry-wide product shortages it likely means we will see some deals & promotions start to reduce. Many brands and dispensaries are starting to temporarily pause promotions, cumulative pricing structures and giveaways to ensure we have enough product available for everyone.
All customers will still have access to our point-based Loyalty Program.
Learn more about our Loyalty Program here: https://www.oasiscannabisaz.com/loyalty/
While these changes may seem scary and unideal, they are a necessary part of increasing freedom for Arizonans.
Since approved by voters in November 2020, Prop 207 will:
– Legalize the sale, possession and consumption of one ounce of marijuana (of which 5 grams can be concentrate) for adults at least 21 years old.
– Generate $300 million in new revenue annually to fund community colleges, public safety, public health programs, and infrastructure.
– Ban smoking marijuana in public places like restaurants and open spaces like sidewalks and parks.
– Protect children by requiring all packaging be childproof and labeled, bans advertising to children and bans the sale of gummy bears, gummy worms and other products that resemble kids’ candy.
– Give the Department of Health Services more than $20 million annually for addiction prevention, substance abuse treatment, teen suicide prevention, mental health programs and other justice reinvestment projects.
– Do the right thing by providing an option for folks who were previously convicted of low-level marijuana charges to have their criminal records sealed so they have fair access to jobs and housing.
– Require AZDHS to limit the amount of THC (the chemical responsible for the “high” in marijuana) in edible marijuana products.
– Free up police to focus on real crime and hard drugs and unclogs the justice system which is currently backlogged with minor offenses.
– Create thousands of good-paying jobs across Arizona.