In order to become an Arizona medical marijuana patient, you must meet several requirements. Below is an overview of these requirements, as well as the steps you will need to take to obtain your medical marijuana card in Arizona.
To qualify for a medical marijuana patient card in Arizona, you must be able to show that you have been diagnosed with at least one qualifying condition. Qualifying conditions in this state include:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic pain, such as from migraines or arthritis
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
You may also qualify for a marijuana medical card in Arizona if you can show that you have a chronic condition that causes wasting syndrome, severe muscle spasms or severe nausea.
Other Qualification Requirements
In addition to having a qualifying condition, you must also meet several other requirements in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Arizona. Specifically, you must:
- Be over the age of 18. If you are not over 18, you may still be able to qualify if a legal guardian registers as your caregiver.
- Have a valid residential address located in Arizona.
- Have a valid Arizona Identification Card or Driver’s License
Obtaining Your Medical Marijuana Patient Card
To obtain your medical marijuana patient card in Arizona, follow the steps below.
1. Make sure you meet all the requirements and have all the necessary documentation on hand.
Review the qualification requirements carefully to see if you qualify for a card. Next, collect documentation that shows you meet these requirements. If you aren’t sure whether you qualify as a medical marijuana patient, talk to your doctor for guidance.
2. Find the right medical marijuana doctor.
After you have verified that you meet the requirements and collected the necessary documents to prove your Arizona residency, make an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor to begin the process. During this appointment, your doctor will consider your medical records and current health condition to determine whether you should be approved for a medical marijuana card.
If your doctor determines that you meet all the requirements, he or she may be able to submit documentation to the Arizona Department of Health Services on your behalf. If so, you should expect to receive your medical marijuana card in the mail. However, some doctors may provide you with a signed Physician Certification form and ask you to complete the rest of the process yourself.
3. Submit the application.
If your doctor does not submit documentation to the Department of Health Services for you, you will need to submit these documents yourself. You can access the necessary documents on the Department of Health Services’ website. Be sure to include the signed Physician Certification form with your application. Following the submission of all the required documentation, you can expect to receive your card in the mail within 10 business days.
Regardless of how you submit your application, you may be required to pay a fee of up to $150. If you are concerned about the status of your application at any time, you can check it on the Department of Health Services’ website.
If you are interested in applying for a medical marijuana patient card in Arizona, having the right doctor can make all the difference. All Greens Clinic is a non-profit medical marijuana certification facility serving Sun City and the Greater Phoenix Area. Please contact us today to make an appointment.