Found within unincorporated Maricopa County of the Phoenix metropolitan area lies Sun City, Arizona. With several recreational and leisure activities in the warm desert heat, Sun City is a huge retirement community. Designed with adults 55+ in mind, Sun City is the perfect place to enrich your golden years with different leisurely and enriching activities. With eight different golf courses spanning over 1100 acres, you could play a different course every day of the week. Just a few short hours away from Sun City are the numerous national parks and monuments in Arizona. Spend some time hiking the red rocks in Sedona or the back trails of Flagstaff. There are even 130+ chartered clubs available for community members to join, ranging from crafts and hobbies to social clubs, and everything in between. By visiting Sun City, people can enrich their golden years and prepare for what’s next.
While most people might not typically associate a retirement community with cannabis, Sun City doesn’t fit that stereotype. There are already several medical marijuana doctors and dispensaries within the city, and during the 2020 Election, Arizona residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Because of this new law, existing medical marijuana dispensaries can begin selling recreational marijuana to adults in early April. Recreational users can possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower or 5 grams of concentrates, while MMJ patients can purchase up to 2.5 ounces every two weeks. Additionally, make sure not to drive, boat or fly while under the influence of marijuana, or else you may be subject to misdemeanor DUI charges. Currently, Arizona hasn’t set any additional laws for store hours, but that may change once the state finalizes recreational laws in the coming months.