The Best Way to Become Arizona Medical Marijuana Patient
The easiest way to become an Arizona medical marijuana patient is to find a medical marijuana doctor who is experienced at certifying/recommending medical marijuana cards and will submit your certification documents to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) on your behalf because this will simplify and expedite the entire process.
How to Qualify for an AZ Cannabis Card
There are more than a dozen health conditions that can qualify Arizonans for the possession and use of marijuana for a medical purpose. Arizona residents that have at least one qualifying medical condition can get a medical marijuana card.
List of qualifying conditions:
- Chronic pain (arthritis, migraines, etc)
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including those from epilepsy
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Obtain an Arizona Medical Cannabis Card
The state requires you to provide a valid Arizona Driver’s License and an Arizona residential address (this is where the medical marijuana card will be mailed) when submitting the certification documents. An experienced medical marijuana doctor office will assist you with this entire process.
If your doctor doesn’t assist with submitting your certification documents to the ADHS, then you’ll need to submit them here. Once submitted, your medical marijuana card should arrive in the mail within 10 business days (typically in 5 days). You can check your medical marijuana application status online here.
Contact a marijuana doctor if you have any questions.