Arizona

Arizona allows for the medical use of marijuana. For anyone looking to come to California who’s in need of a Medical Marijuana Card, book an appointment and have a chat with Dr. Frank, online or in-person. If your state offers telehealth, Dr. Frank may be able to consult with your primary doctor or surgeon as well. Arizona also has some reciprocity with California’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP).

The laws in Arizona are constantly changing, so it is best an eye is kept on it. Being accepted for a card and becoming registered affords the patient protection under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Law. Though a little more strict in some ways, applying for an Arizona Medical Marijuana Card is quite similar to how one would apply for one in other states.

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Telehealth/In-Person

Telehealth/telemedicine available. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person.

Cost

$150 for new applicants. $75 for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?

18 years old or over. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.

How Long Does it take to Get My MMJ Card?

7 – 14 days.

Possession Limit (Medical Marijuana Patients)

2.5 ounces

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Severe and chronic pain
  • Seizures, such as those arising from epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, such as those caused by multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Medical Marijuana Laws

2010 – Ballot Proposition 203 “The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act” is approved. This means that a patient with a written or oral recommendation by a physician could use, cultivate and possess cannabis.

2012 – the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) released the revised rules for regulating medical marijuana. Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary, ‘Arizona Organic’ also opens up.

2013 – Governor Jan Brewer signs Senate Bill 1443.

Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana.

Home cultivation is only allowed if patient lives more than 25 miles away from the nearest dispensary. A maximum of 12 plants may be grown, if they are cultivated in an enclosed, locked facility.

Dispensaries operate on a “not-for-profit” basis. Profiting from cannabis sales may be used as evidence of a federal crime!

Arizona has a Caregiver program.

Arizona does have reciprocity with other medical marijuana states. Patient must have a valid medical marijuana card and recommendation. Patient must not be a resident of Arizona, or have been in Arizona for less than 30 days.

Non-medical use of marijuana is a punishable offence in Arizona. Possession of anything less than 2 pounds of cannabis is a felony punishable by 4 months – 2 years’ incarceration and/or a maximum fine of up to $150,000.

 

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