How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona

  • STEP 1:


    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.

  • STEP 2:


    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 and get approved. After 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.

  • STEP 3:


    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.

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About Cannabis in Arizona

To become an Arizona medical marijuana patient, it’s a three-step process. Book an appointment to see a doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition(s). You will also register with the ADHS as a new patient and upload a picture of a valid government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc) that clearly shows your AZ address. Once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed doctor and be registered with the ADHS. Lastly, once you are approved for medical marijuana in Arizona, the state will mail you your medical card and you can begin buying medical marijuana legally.

Make sure you complete the Marijuana Patient Attestation Form: Must be filled out and uploaded to your Veriheal profile or emailed to us at before your appointment.

*Note: If you have seen a doctor in the past 12 months, you will need to supply medical records of your visit with that physician in order for our doctor to complete the Physician Certification Form.*

The Arizona Department of Health Services, referred to as the ADHS, enacted the medical marijuana regulations in 2015 which allow medical dispensaries to begin receiving licenses to dispense medical marijuana in AZ. The ADHS has approved over 100+ medical cannabis dispensaries in the state.

Arizona is in the south-western region of the United States and borders California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. The largest city in Arizona is Phoenix and it is also the most populated city in the state. There are multiple dispensaries for the medical marijuana program in Phoenix and the medical marijuana program become available in December 2017, and allowed medical cannabis dispensaries as well as medical cannabis delivery services to operate.

Qualifying Conditions

Patients in Arizona will be approved for any condition that causes general pain and discomfort. The most common diagnosis fall into the general categories:

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • PTSD
  • Amyotrophic lateral
  • Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury with
  • Spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel
  • Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Cachexia
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe Nausea
  • Persistent muscle
  • Spasms

Caregiver Qualifications and Registration

Arizona legislation stipulates that a designated caregiver can only be applied for by a qualified patient. Registered caregivers must be 21 years of age or older, an Arizona resident, and have fulfilled all eligibility criteria prior to ADHS approval. A designated caregiver can provide care for up to five nurses and hold a registry identification card for each patient.

Caregivers are qualified to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in helping patients with medical marijuana access and use.

Caregiver Registry Process

  1. Caregivers must be 21 years of age at least.
  2. Proof of residence must be provided by caregivers.
  3. Caregivers are required to finish an ADHS compulsory criminal background check.
  4. Up to five (5) patients may be treated by a appointed caregiver.
  5.  Once approved, designated caregivers are required to print, register, and date the Medical Marijuana Caregiver Attestation form and submit a copy of the form online prior to obtaining a registry certificate.
  6. The ADHS also has to pay a $150 identification card fee. A year after the date it was issued, the registry ID card will expire. The qualifying person must apply at least 30 days prior to the expiration date for renewal.

Within ten (10) days of obtaining a finished request or renewal, the department will approve or reject a request / renewal. Within five (5) days of authorization, a registry identification card will be provided. All documents of implementation or renewal are confidential.

Possession Limits

A qualified person or designated caregiver registered with ADHS may receive and possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary over a 14-day period.


Under the current Arizona law, you can only grow your own weed 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.” To grow with the blessing of the 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 develop and dispense 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 on facilities as medical marijuana growers, growing only in an enclosed, closed facility.

Licensing for Growers, Manufacturers, Processors, Retailers, etc.

Registered medical marijuana dispensaries are the only entities allowed to grow, produce, acquire, possess, deliver, transfer and dispense medical cannabis to registered qualified patients or designated caregivers.

Medical cannabis dispensaries in Arizona must operate as non-profit organizations and keep records of bookkeeping to maintain their non-profit character. However, the IRS does not need to recognize a registered non-profit dispensary as tax-exempt.

Any dispensaries of non-profit medical marijuana must register with the ADHS. Entities are required to submit a full application, $5000 application fee, and all working materials to be regarded for licensing. The ADHS shall provide a registration certificate and identifying number to the non-profit dispensary no later than 90 days after receipt. Annually, each permit must be renewed with a $1000 renewal fee.

Before volunteering at a non-profit medical marijuana dispensary, all dispensary officers must obtain a registry identification card from the ADHS. Employees must be at least 21 years of age, pay a $150 application fee, and satisfy all eligibility requirements for receiving an ADHS registry ID.

Currently, the ADHS limits the amount of non-profit permits for each (10) Arizona pharmacy to one (1) permit. To restrict the land used for non-profit cannabis dispensaries, cities, cities and counties may enact appropriate zoning laws.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Arizona to become a medical marijuana patient in Arizona?

Yes. You need an Arizona ID showing that you live in the state.

What is the first step to getting a medical marijuana card in Arizona?

First you’ll book an appointment with a physician on Veriheal who will certify you for medical marijuana use. Once you book your appointment and upload your medical records and documents the doctor can evaluate and certify you for medical marijuana.

How can I find a registered physician?

We provide the Arizona physicians for you. In the past, the most difficult part of the process was trying to find a practitioner who will approve you for marijuana that is licensed with Arizona to certify patients.

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

No you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the ADHS.

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from Arizona dispensaries?

Arizona has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your AZ Cannabis Card, you get access to: Dry Flower, Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, Edibles

How do I qualify for medical marijuana in Arizona?

To qualify for medical marijuana in AZ you must be at least 18 years of age, have an Arizona address, have a valid government-issued ID, and have one of the qualifying conditions.

Do I need medical records to get my card?

You will only need to bring medical records if you have seen a doctor in the past 12 months. This is a requirement from the state. If you have seen another doctor in the past year, just give them a call to get a copy of your records from those visits.

What if I am not approved for medical marijuana?

If you are not approved your consultation is free! We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

Does chronic pain qualify me for medical cannabis?

Yes it does! Arizona now allows people with Chronic Pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.

What is the Cost?

The cost is $199 for one medical marijuana evaluation and approval. This fee is the Veriheal charge and it covers your medical evaluation, your consultation, with a licensed Arizona practitioner, medical copay, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. Once approved from the doctor there is a Arizona State Registration fee of $150 paid directly to the state.

What do I do after I am approved for medical marijuana?

Once you are approved, you wait two weeks and your AZ MMJ Card will arrive in the mail. Once received you can start purchasing at dispensaries near you.

Where are the dispensaries in Arizona? Is there a dispensary near me?

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state of AZ. You can see a list of Arizona dispensaries here.

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?

Use the form at the top of this page to sign up and we can get you approved in no time!

Places to Visit in Arizona After Enjoying Your Medicine

Arizona’s sunny state is a place you won’t get bored rapidly because there’s so much to see and visit. Landmarks such as the Grand Canyon are renowned throughout the globe.

The Grand Canyon attracts visitors from all over the world, but those who go deeper into the state will discover all sorts of distinctive locations and exciting sites. While cities and towns such as Phoenix and Sedona create excellent holiday destinations, you can go beyond metropolitan centers to explore Native American cliff dwellings and vestiges of ancient cultures, historic ghost towns from mining days, and a ideal landscape for outdoor adventures. Arizona is home to desert, lakes, hills, slot canyons, cactus saguaro, buttes, waterfalls, and even a downhill skiing volcano, all offering travelers a world of opportunities.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a huge gap on Earth that can be seen from space, and visiting this splendid natural structure is on the wish list of almost everybody. The canyon is the consequence of millions of years of the powerful Colorado River’s waters erosion.

Visitors can see layers of red rock bands on the canyon’s walls showing their lengthy history. The canyon is approximately 277 miles long, one mile deep and up to 18 miles wide. Every year, its vast scale and beautiful colors attract millions of tourists. Most tourists enjoy the canyon from its southern rim, but more adventurous visitors walk its walls, take mule rides, or enjoy thrilling white-water rafting on the river Colorado. Within Grand Canyon National Park, most of the canyon is situated.

Although some sections of the canyon are covered with trees on the upper plateau, most of the region is arid. It is home, however, to 1,500 crops, 89 mammals, 355 birds, 9 amphibians, 47 reptiles, and 17 species of fish. The Grand Canyon’s South Rim is approximately an hour and a half from Flagstaff.

Cathedral Rock, Sedona

Cathedral Rock, Sedona is one of America’s most renowned landmarks and one of Arizona’s finest locations to visit. It is situated in the Coconino National Forest County of Yavapai. The rock is sculpted from red sandstone built around the ancient Pedregosa Sea from sand dunes.

The elevation of the summit of Cathedral Rock is 4,921 feet, and the objective of thousands of hikers each year is to reach that peak. Named Cathedral Rock Trail, the steep, brief climb begins at the Back O’ Beyond Trailhead and climbs all the way to Cathedral Rock’s gaps or saddle points.

This difficult but famous path provides more than just a rock climb. It’s not shaded and in locations it’s very hard and steep. Getting to the top and back the same way requires 1.5 miles, and the amazing views along the manner (particularly at the top) make the effort worthwhile. Don’t miss this distinctive destination if you’re searching for top attractions in Arizona.s

Saguaro National Park

The gigantic saguaro, a well-known American West symbol, is growing in very few locations in the U.S. and Saguaro National Park close Tucson has been developed to safeguard these rare and beautiful crops. The park is situated in the core of the Sonoran desert at 2,400 meters above sea level and is one of the top attractions in Arizona.

The best time to visit the park is when the temperatures are cooler from November to March. These gigantic cactus and several other plants in the desert produce a dramatic display with their colourful flowers in February and March. National Park Saguaro is one of the top resorts in Arizona.

The park is a excellent place for family-friendly brief hikes, but it also provides more difficult wilderness adventure hikes and backcountry camping. Cactus Forest Loop Drive or Hope Camp Trail can be enjoyed by bikers.

Data last updated 07/16/2020

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