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May 01, 2013

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N�� �� ��� 9th YEAR! Wednesday, M�� 1, 2013 VOL. 9 #173 www.DesertMessenger .com • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 541-218-2560 La Paz County's only Medical Marijuana Dispensary opens in Quartzsite By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, AZ - ����� | S������ R��� G�����-B��� Wickenburg Alternative Medicine, LLC (WAM) opened its doors April 16th at 511 E. Main Street, Quartzsite La Paz County's first state regulated medical marijuana dispensary clinic is now open in Quartzsite. Wickenburg Alternative Medicine, LLC (WAM) is located at 511 E. Main Street, in the Betty Hunter Real Estate building. Bonnie Riley, Registered Dispensary Agent, said the medical marijuana being sold in Quartzsite is being cultivated in Wickenburg. The clinic is not open to the general public. Qualified patients, who have been diagnosed with one of the debilitating medical conditions, need to get a written certification from a physician before being issued a patient ID card from the state. Qualified patients must have their card to enter the clinic and purchase product. All purchas- es are tracked by the state. The allowable amount of marijuana for patients and caregivers is 2.5 ounces. Qualified patients or their designated caregiver may cultivate medical marijuana if the qualifying patient lives more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary. Riley said, "Now that Quartzsite has a dispensary, designated caregivers may Arbor Day tree planting at Town Hall By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, AZ - The area in front of Town Hall received more trees as youth from the After School Recreation Program celebrated Arbor Dy Wed. April 24th. It has been over 135 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska. The tree planted by the After School Recreation Program participants was a Tipuana Tipo from South Africa. Town Employees Dana Anderson did the introductions and Jeta Aranda read the History of Arbor Day and the Mayor's proclamation. Bubba White also helped plant the tree along with all the youngsters. PHOTO: Back Row: Dana, Herman, Jeta, Bubba, and Kay Front row: Gabriella, Ms. Martha, Alyssa, Saul, Isabella, Valeria and Chloe SEE WAM PAGE 22 WHAT'S INSIDE 2 3 6 7 10 14 15 15 18 19 20 21 22 23 Quilters Drug Take Back Day Editorial Letters to Editor Around Town Voices from the Past Adventures with Rocks Restaurants Churches Arrest Report Puzzles Astrology Paul Winer Comic Classifieds

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