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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A CBS 5 investigation found medical marijuana delivery services operating outside the boundaries of state law, violating guidelines, procedures and potentially opening their sales to buyers who do not carry valid state-issued medical marijuana cards.

"It's kind of like ordering a pizza. I can call them up and they bring, bring it to me," said one former marijuana user who asked not to be identified.

"They came in, set something down on my desk and said, 'Are you so and so?' I could have been anybody," he said.

CBS 5 Investigates found dozens of delivery services operating in the Valley. Many had ads on Craigslist. Several had their own full-blown websites. But according to state law, the only businesses that can legally deliver and sell marijuana are licensed dispensaries.

Among the guidelines, the dispensary needs to verify the buyer's medical marijuana card and run it through the state's electronic verification system for every sale. Read the guidelines here.

CBS 5 Investigates contacted one of the delivery companies, Cloud 9 Delivery Service. The company website said to text the order.

Our reporter placed an order for delivery at Encanto Park, a city park near downtown Phoenix.

With only a blurry image of the reporter's medical marijuana card sent via text, the driver arrived at the park and offered the marijuana in exchange for $180. After our reporter stopped the sale and identified himself, the driver said she was going to ask to see the card all along.

County Attorney Bill Montgomery issued the following statement after CBS 5 Investigates informed his office about the delivery attempt:

"This is just one more example of how, despite the best efforts to have a ‘medicinal program,' the ease with which people can circumvent the rules and regulations established by Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act proves that this is ripe for recreational abuse."

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