Medical marijuana has been available since 2010 in Arizona, and we understand that you may have questions about how you can access medical marijuana products or if you even qualify as a patient. Here are a few things you need to know about medical marijuana in Arizona.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Arizona?
Yes. In 2010, Proposition 203 was approved by the voters which legalized medical marijuana in Arizona. However, the use of medical marijuana is regulated. It limits who can possess marijuana to patients who have been qualified and have been issued a registry identification card.
A qualifying patient is one that has a medical condition that is approved for the use of medical marijuana. These conditions can be:
- Crohn’s Disease
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Any disease or condition that causes chronic, severe pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Any chronic or debilitating disease or condition
Proposition 203 also mandates that patients be qualified by a certified marijuana doctor and apply for a registry identification card. In order to qualify for a medicinal marijuana registry card, patients have to be:
At least 18 years old or older
- Have an Arizona residential address
- Have a valid Arizona Driver’s License or Arizona Identification Card
- Have one of the above qualifying conditions
Arizona Medical Marijuana Prices
Prices for medicinal marijuana products vary among Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, making it difficult to predict how much you might pay for the product. But the cost of the registry card and visit to the marijuana doctor can cost up to $300:
- $75 to $150 for an app with a certified marijuana physician
- $150 for the registry card ($75 if you receive SNAP/food stamp benefits)
Medical Marijuana Laws Arizona
Medical marijuana laws in Arizona regulate how much of the drug patients can possess. They also regulate how patients can get the medication.
Patients can receive medical marijuana three different ways:
- Other patients
Dispensaries are essentially pharmacies for medical marijuana products. They carry a variety of products from flower that can be smoked or vaped to edible marijuana products and everything in between.
Cultivation means patients can grow their own marijuana for medicinal use. However, there are restrictions on how much you can grow and where you can grow it. Patients can grow up to 12 plants for their personal use and are allowed to do so if they live 25 miles or further away from a dispensary.
Patients can receive medical marijuana from other patients. This means that if a patient has a surplus of marijuana, they can “donate” it to another medical marijuana patient.
For more information on medical marijuana laws in Arizona, contact All Greens, Inc. today.