The Arizona medical marijuana program has a list of medical conditions that doctors follow when qualifying patients for a medical marijuana card. As a result, AZ cannabis doctors are bound by this list when recommending medical marijuana to patients.
So what are the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Arizona?
Here’s the complete list:
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease (IBD)
- Hepatitis C
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- A chronic or debilitating disease or any medical condition which causes or whose treatment causes:
Severe and chronic pain, cachexia (wasting syndrome), severe nausea, severe or persistent muscle spasms including those that result from multiple sclerosis, seizures including those that are a consequence of epilepsy.
If you’re already suffering from one of the qualifying conditions, or if you’re uncertain about your medical condition you can talk to one of our licensed marijuana doctors in Arizona. Their medical expertise can help you figure out if medical marijuana is the best solution for your health and well-being.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program
Getting an official medical marijuana recommendation is the first step when applying for an AZ medical card. After a patient has received their recommendation, they should submit their patient application to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The next step after you’ve received your MMJ certification, is to:
- Submit your application through the Individual Licensing Portal.
- Include a signed and dated Medical Marijuana Patient Attestation Form.
- Pay the $150 state registration fee.
- If you are eligible for SNAP assistance, your application fee will be reduced to $75 as long as you can provide valid documentation.
Afterward, you will receive your digital AZ medical marijuana ID card through a link once the ADHS processes and approves your application. Also, you can check your medical card status on the ADHS Individual Licensing Portal. The ADHS usually issues a registry identification card within 10 working days after they receive a complete application.
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Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in Arizona?
There are two types of patients who may qualify for an Arizona medical marijuana card:
- Adult patients (older than 18)
- Minor patients (under the age of 18)
Adult patients are not required to designate a caregiver.
On the other hand, the custodial parent or legal guardian of a minor patient must be their designated caregiver.
It’s recommended that adult patients go through the Adult Patient Application Checklist to ensure they’re are set for the Arizona medical marijuana card application.
Similarly, the custodial parent or legal guardian of a minor patient should review the Patient Under 18 Application Checklist.
Medical Marijuana Access in Arizona
With a valid Arizona medical marijuana card, patients can purchase medicinal cannabis from any marijuana dispensary in AZ. Additionally, the patient may possess an “allowable amount of marijuana”; restricted to 2.5 ounces of useable marijuana.
Patients who live more than 25 miles from their closest dispensary may be allowed to grow marijuana. This will be indicated on their medical card. Even so, these patients will be limited to 12 marijuana plants contained in an enclosed locked facility. And the only exception to having exposed marijuana plants is if they’re being transported because the qualifying patient is moving.