Apply for an Arizona Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Arizona medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back!

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule an appointment on our platform to see a doctor through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. In order to get approved you will need medical records related to your condition and you can upload them when you create your account. You will also need a current Arizona Driver License or ID Card, and to forward us a signed Patient Attestation Form.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set. Our team would be more than happy to help.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

You’ll consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about your medical marijuana treatment. Once your consultation begins, you will go over your condition. If you are approved, the doctor will register you with the state of Arizona. You will then be able to pay your $150 patient fee to the state.

Every patient will need to prove Arizona residency for their application to be accepted by the state of AZ.

3GET APPROVED

Once your application and doctor recommendation are all submitted the day of your appointment, then you’re complete with the process. The state will review the information and email you a digital Arizona Medical Marijuana Card (in pdf form) within 14 days. Once you receive your digital AZ MMJ Card, then you can legally begin purchasing medical marijuana in Arizona at any dispensary near you!

All Arizona patients will need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Arizona

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

New Patients & Renewals Welcome

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Arizona and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Everything went good with my visit to the Dr.. I received my Az MMC about 11days after my visit which is Good in Arizona. The process was easy and people friendly.

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About Cannabis in Arizona

Arizona has come a long way since making medicinal cannabis legal in the Grand Canyon State in 2010 after Proposition 203, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, passed.  Almost a decade later, the state began streamlining the application process electronically after passing SB1494 in 2019, making marijuana identification registry cards available online, as well as seeking out dispensaries. 

The email card that replaces the old school hard card, which can still be printed and laminated for use, makes checking in at dispensaries quick and easy, with patients simply showing it on their phone screen. However, this is just one facet of how seriously the state of Arizona takes its medical cannabis program, growing leaps and bounds since it started. 

AZ Marijuana reports that the southwestern state sells up to 190,000 lbs. of medical marijuana annually. “In May 2020, cannabis sales in Arizona’s medical dispensaries reached $93 million, growing seven percent from April,” reports the cannabis news source. “There are currently over 245,000 registered medical marijuana patients in Arizona and patient cards are valid for 2 years.”

While medicinal cannabis is legal in the state, measures for recreational use move forward, but have been most recently blocked. According to the New Phoenix Times, a lawsuit filed in July at Maricopa County Superior Court details how the November 2020 ballot initiative verbiage to solicit signatures is allegedly “misleading and left out key information.” However, some are calling the lawsuit a Hail Mary. The claims are absolutely bonkers… and I’m confident that the court will see through that,” Stacy Pearson, Safe & Smart Arizona spokesperson, said. 

Pearson was right, with Arizona announcing in August 2020 that citizens will be able to answer whether or not they would like to see recreational cannabis use permitted in the state. It is extremely likely the yes box is going to be checked by more than less.

Qualifying Conditions in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services delivers all medical cannabis license facts in great detail, giving patients all the needed information to apply and receive a registration card by email. Before applying for a medical cannabis license, Arizona residents must be referred by a physician who has diagnosed them with a qualifying condition. 

The Arizona Legislature details exactly which disorders certify citizens to obtain a medical license. The conditions and medical issues include:

Once a physician diagnoses a patient with a qualifying condition, applying for an Arizona medical cannabis license is a simple process, beginning with filling out with the ADHS Individual Licensing Portal. 

The cost to register and receive a medical license in the state is $150 for the initial card and $150 for renewal every two years. However, the state offers a discount for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program patients, only charging $75 for the license. Minor patients must pay $350 for an application, which includes a caregiver, and a caregiver application is an additional $200 for adult patients. 

Caregiver Qualifications and Registration

Becoming an Arizona Designated Caregiver is as simple as filling out an application online. The state of Arizona demands that caregivers, who have never been convicted of a felony, be a designated assistant who is at least 21 years old. Before becoming someone’s caregiver, the caregiver’s patient must already be certified as a licensee by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

ADHS provides a Designated Caregiver Checklist online and requires that the applicant provide proof of residence in Arizona. Review the checklist to be sure you have all of the required supporting documentation. For example, you will need the patient’s application ID number and additional information. The prospective caregiver must also fill out the Medical Marijuana Caregiver Attestation Form provided online by ADHS. 

The state suggests that before completing the online form caregivers should check off all boxes in the application checklist, as well as submit fingerprints to ADHS. ADHS also requires that caregivers complete a compulsory criminal background check. Custodial parents or legal guardians are required for patients under the age of 18-years-old. A caregiver can assist up to five patients at a time under one license. Lastly, the ADHS requires a $150 identification card fee. The card expires every year, and a renewal application must be submitted at least 30 days before expiration. Fees for the application are non-refundable; you will be alerted via email if your application is accepted or if you need to resubmit. 

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Arizona

The amount of medical cannabis that both a patient and caregiver are allowed to possess is 2.5 ounces every two weeks. Arizona law makes it very clear what the guidelines surrounding cultivation entail, noting “If the designated caregiver’s registry identification card provides that the designated caregiver is authorized to cultivate marijuana, twelve marijuana plants contained in an enclosed, locked facility, except that the plants are not required to be in an enclosed, locked facility if the plants are being transported because the designated caregiver is moving.” As of July 2020, Arizona made new cannabis cultivation leases available, to encourage further growth and distribution of cannabis. 

Under the current Arizona law, you can only grow your own cannabis under two circumstances: first, patients with medical marijuana can grow up to 12 crops on their own if they do not have a dispensary within 25 miles of their homes. Secondly, crops must be cultivated in an “enclosed, closed building,” which is defined by law as a “cabinet, room, greenhouse or other enclosed area fitted with locks or safety systems that only allow access by a cardholder.” By law, you will also need ADHS to designate you as a medical marijuana grower.

For one to five medical marijuana patients, ADHS-designated caregivers can also grow medical marijuana. You need to be 21 years of age or older to be a caregiver, agree to help up to five patients with medical marijuana, and have no prior drug felonies.

If Arizona legalizes marijuana in 2016, it will become legal for recreational cultivation. The proposition that may appear on the ballot allows you to grow up to six marijuana crops for private use at home, with no more than twelve crops growing at one moment at one residence. Recreational users would also have to comply with the same limitations as medical marijuana growers, growing only in an enclosed, locked facility.

Arizona Recreational Use Pending

In November 2020, Arizona residents will have a chance to cast their vote on whether or not they would like to legalize recreational cannabis use in the Grand Canyon State. If the initiative passes, a whole new set of rules and regulations regarding the industry will evolve, and Veriheal will be ready and waiting to inform our patients and readers on what to expect next. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a resident of Arizona to attain a medical marijuana license?

Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in the state of Arizona, an applicant must provide either a state driver’s license or identification card to prove they live at a specific address.

The first step to attaining a medical cannabis license is to schedule an appointment with a physician through Veriheal. After the appointment, all medical records are uploaded and evaluated by the physician. Once the doctor evaluates your case and if you are approved, he or she will recommend certification.

Veriheal provides you with Arizona physicians who will evaluate your medical records.

No. Unless your primary care physician is registered with the Arizona Department of Health Services as a practitioner, they cannot recommend you for a medical cannabis license.

From start to finish, the physician consultation does not take longer than 15 minutes.

Arizona allows card holding patients to purchase all types of medicinal cannabis. Once you attain a card, you can purchase dry flowers, tincture, oils, concentrates, topicals, and edibles.

Any applicant must be an Arizona resident who holds a valid driver’s license or state identification card and is at least 18-years-old with a qualifying medical condition. Veriheal can assist with setting up an appointment to speak with a medical marijuana doctor in Arizona.

Veriheal has a very high approval rate for medical cannabis licensure. However, if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

Arizona considers chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

The cost for the medical marijuana evaluation and approval is $199. Once an applicant is approved by the doctor, there is a state registration fee of $150 for an Arizona medical marijuana card.

Once you are approved, you will apply for an Arizona medical marijuana card. Your Arizona medical marijuana card will arrive in the mail. As soon as you receive the license, you can purchase any type of product at a nearby dispensary.

There are dozens of dispensaries throughout the state ready to serve you. To find a dispensary near you, search here.

Places to Visit in Arizona After Enjoying Your Medicine

Travelers from all over the world flock to the Grand Canyon State to see some of the Earth’s greatest chasms carved by the Colorado River. Once considered a holy site by the Pueblo tribe, the Grand Canyon is a definite bucket list visit on the road of life. Aside from this national treasure, Arizona is host to a few culture-filled cities including the state capital of Phoenix, Tuscan, and Sedona. Smaller cities that offer dozens of a.m. and p.m. adventures also include Flagstaff, Mesa, and Tempe. With endless possibilities including visiting historic mining ghost towns, visiting botanical gardens and waterfalls, or simply soaking up the heat in the Sedona desert, Arizona has some awesome stops that can be enjoyed when visiting a dispensary.

The Grand Canyon

Walls and inner rims of layered red rock make up the Grand Canyon, one of Earth’s most awesome sites, which is approximately 277 miles long, one mile deep and up to 18 miles wide. The vastness and beauty of the canyon draws six million tourists a year, who come to soak up Mother Nature. While walking and hiking the canyon, visitors also have the option to take a mule ride or see the site while water-water rafting.

Cathedral Rock

A natural sandstone butte, Cathedral Rock in Sedona is a sight to be seen. The Cathedral Rock Trail takes visitors up and down the rock formations in about two hours, revealing hundreds of years of geological history. Full Moon hikes and guided naturalist tours are available at the site, which hosts desert hiking, picnicking, and mountain biking. f

Saguaro National Park

Named for the large Saguaro cactus, this southern Arizona national park boasts beauty and dozens of things to do as it sits on either side of Tucson. There is more to do than just walk the park. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Movie Set Theme Park, and hiking up Rincon Mountain are other site attractions enjoyed in the southern Arizona region. After visiting a dispensary and enjoying the park for the afternoon, end the day trip in Tucson for an evening of fun.

Data Last Updated 10/17/2020

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