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Loaded with ping pong balls, this machine will decide Tuesday who gets to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in areas of the state where there are multiple applicants for the single permit.  (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Health Services)

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State set to award marijuana dispensaries

PHOENIX -- State officials will award the first-ever licenses to legally sell marijuana this coming week under what one prosecutor said is a cloud of having them shut down the moment they open their doors.


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