Arizona Medical Marijuana Laws
Arizona Department of Health
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Use Registry is a secure, electronic, and online database for the registration of ordering MJ physicians and qualified MMJ patients. You must be added to the Medical Marijuana Registry to be able to obtain and use marijuana treatment products. Your first step in obtaining a medical card is to make an appointment with a medical doctor. Many MJ doctors offer a telemedicine option for appointments, so, if interested, check with your doctor to see if this is an option. To qualify as a medical marijuana patient, you must have been diagnosed with a qualifying debilitating medical condition and certified in writing by a physician (medical doctor, naturopath, osteopath, or homeopath) licensed to practice in Arizona. The written certification must be on a form provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services and submitted within 90 days before submitting a registry identification card application. The rules regarding medical marijuana are different for adults than for minors.
Due to COVID-19, telemedicine is not allowed in Arizona for initial appointments or renewals. However, curbside pickup at dispensaries is allowed state wide.
Two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana
Yes, if residence is further than 25 miles from a state-licensed dispensary facility. No more than twelve marijuana plants in an “enclosed, locked facility.”
Yes, state-licensed nonprofit dispensaries may produce and dispense marijuana to authorized patients on a not-for-profit basis.
Yes, the act provides a limited reciprocity to ‘visiting qualifying patients’. In order to qualify, the patient: (1) must not be a resident of Arizona (or has resided in Arizona for less than 30 days), (2) must have been diagnosed with a medical condition recognized under the Act, and (3) must possess a medical marijuana registration card or its equivalent that was issued pursuant to the laws of another state. The out-of-state registration card has the same force and effect as a card issued in Arizona except that the visiting qualifying patient may not purchase medical marijuana in Arizona.
After receiving your certification from your doctor, you will need to apply to obtain a registry identification card from the Arizona Department of Health Services. To complete an online application, you must have certain documents and other items in digital format that will need to be uploaded, including a current photo, photo identification showing residency, the Medical Attestation Form (a form on which you testify that the information being submitted is true and confirmed by you by signature of the form), the Medical Marijuana Physician Certification Form, SNAP documentation (if applicable), and a method of payment for the registration fee. If the patient requires the medical assistance of a designated caregiver, the caregiver will also need to apply to the registry and be approved. A caregiver must have been designated by the patient who is being assisted. The patient must have already completed the online application and been approved by the ADHS before the designated caregiver may apply through the online system. Caregivers will also need to submit fingerprints with their application. Custodial parents or legal guardians of patients under 18 can apply online; however, the patient and the parent or legal guardian must apply together and all information must be entered into one application.
Find a licensed marijuana doctor nearby to get your recommendation for a medical marijuana card.Find a Doctor
Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis products are available in Arizona for qualified patients. In many states, legal marijuana products include marijuana CBD oil, tinctures, capsules, edibles, vape products and flower, to name a few.
Find Medical Marijuana Use Registry User information and Instructional Guides. These include general FAQs, approved medical conditions, steps to take to participate in the Arizona MMJ program as a patient, and registration and medical marijuana card renewal information.Arizona Department of Health