How to obtain and understanding the process of getting a medical marijuana card in AZ
Qualifying conditions: To be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Arizona, you must have a qualifying medical condition. Some of these conditions include cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, and muscle spasms.
Physician certification: You will need to obtain a written certification from a licensed physician in Arizona, stating that you have a qualifying medical condition and that medical marijuana may help alleviate your symptoms. The physician must be an MD, DO, MD(H), or an NMD/NMD(H) licensed to practice in Arizona.
Application process: Once you have the physician's certification, you can apply for a medical marijuana card through the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) website. You will need to provide your personal information, a photograph, proof of residency, and the physician's certification. There is also an application fee, which may vary depending on your status (e.g., standard fee, SNAP recipient, or caregiver).
Approval and card issuance: If your application is approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card on your Patient Portal through the AZDHS website. This card will allow you to purchase medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries.