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Arizona Marijuana Law

Arizona Medical Marijuana Law

Learn about Arizona’s medical marijuana laws. What qualifies someone for medical marijuana in Arizona? Can you get a marijuana DUI if you are a medical marijuana patient? Can a person legally be near a medical marijuana patient while they use medical marijuana? Where can you legally purchase medical marijuana in Arizona? Learn the answers to these questions and many more on this page about Arizona Marijuana Laws.


Basics of Arizona Medical Marijuana Law

This article will help you learn the basic rules and guidelines of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act: Basics of Arizona Medical Marijuana Law”

Arizona Medical Marijuana Quick Facts

This article will help you understand the key points to Arizona’s medical marijuana program: “Arizona Medical Marijuana Quick Facts”

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona

Read this article that simplifies how to legally get a medical marijuana card: “Get an Arizona Medical Marijuana Card”

Marijuana Card Renewals in Arizona

This article will help you understand how to get re-certified for a medical marijuana card in Arizona and includes a link to access the marijuana card renewal application forms: “Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Guide”

Proposition 203: the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act

Proposition 203, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, was passed in November of 2010. It protects terminally or seriously ill patients from state prosecution for using limited amounts of marijuana on their doctor’s recommendation. Qualifying patients who register with the Arizona Department of Health Services will obtain marijuana from nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries and caregivers regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). Read Proposition 203: the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, or download it here.

Since the passing of Prop 203, the ADHS has developed statewide rules for patients, caregivers and dispensaries. These rules regulate who can use, grow, sell and buy medical marijuana. It also set the processes, time lines, and fees associated with registration cards.

Medical Marijuana Patient Law

Medical marijuana patients in Arizona must have one of the qualifying conditions, have a doctor’s recommendation, must be registered with the Arizona Department of Health Services, and must pay the appropriate fee.

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Law

Arizona will allow registered individuals to act as caregivers for medical marijuana patients. Caregivers can provide medical marijuana to up to five patients and are allowed to cultivate up to 12 plants per patient, as long as the patient lives over 25 miles away from a dispensary and the caregiver does so in accordance to the State and City caregiver cultivation rules. Caregivers and their patients must be registered with the State and must pay the associated fees.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Cultivation Laws

Arizona will have a total of 126 dispensaries, 1 medical marijuana dispensary for every 10 pharmacy permits in the State. The Arizona Department of Health Services will begin accepting applications for dispensaries on June 1st, 2011 and it plans to have the first licenses issued by August or September. The 126 licenses will be picked at random in a in a lottery-style process. Applicants that want to participate must submit an application along with all appropriate documentation and a non-refundable $5,000 application fee.

Arizona Medicinal Marijuana Final Rules AZ Department of Health Services Click here to download the Arizona Department of Health Services Final Rules for Medical Marijuana


Marijuana Rights for Residents and Tourists in Arizona

Arizonans–whether medical marijuana patients or not–and tourists should know the restrictions and protections that come with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. These medical marijuana laws, much like alcohol laws, help keep citizens safer. Read full article about “All Arizonans’ Rights In Regards to Medical Marijuana Laws.”

Arizona’s medical marijuana law does not protect people that are not registered with the State as a patient, caregiver, or dispensary agent (employee). CURRENT CRIMINAL MARIJUANA LAWS APPLY! Don’t think that marijuana is legal or anyone can possess or use it. Again, only those that are registered are protected! Arizona has some of the toughest criminal marijuana laws in the United States. Even first time possession or use charges can carry steep fines, mandatory jail time and possibly felony charges.

Click here to learn more about Arizona’s marijuana criminal laws.

View marijuana related arrest statistics in Arizona and nationwide.

Do Other States’ Marijuana Cards Work in Arizona

Yes. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) says you can possess and use marijuana in AZ if… Read full article about “Do Other States’ Marijuana Cards Work in Arizona.”

Arizona Marijuana DUI Laws

The state Supreme Court ruled that Arizona authorities can’t prosecute motorists in Arizona for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the driver is … Read full article about “Arizona Marijuana DUI Laws.”


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