In 2016, about 29 tons of medical marijuana was used by more than 114,000 medical marijuana patients. This is largely because more and more people are qualifying to use medical marijuana each year, and the process has truly never been easier.
Benefits of Getting an Arizona Marijuana Card
An AZ medical marijuana card empowers you to access quality medical marijuana at licensed dispensaries throughout the state. You can buy, possess and use up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for your personal use every two weeks. Patients may also grow a limited number of plants if they live 25 miles away from an operating dispensary as the crow flies.
The main benefit is simple:
Medical marijuana in Arizona is the best solution for many chronic conditions. Patients suffering from severe chronic pain, in particular, often try many different treatments before finding long-lasting relief through medical marijuana.
Additionally, medical marijuana allows many patients to curtail their use of addictive opioid medications and have a better quality of life.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona
Arizona laws set forth a number of qualifying conditions that enable you to access medical marijuana in the state. If you have one of these conditions, a simple visit to a doctor can provide you with the documentation you need to make your medical marijuana application.
Qualifying conditions include:
In addition, any condition may qualify one for medical marijuana if it – or its treatment – is chronic and debilitating, producing severe pain, nausea, muscle spasms, seizures or other major complications. A doctor can help you determine if your condition may qualify.
Talking to an Arizona doctor about medical marijuana is easier than most people think. If you already have a primary care physician, he or she can usually help. Physicians qualified to diagnose and write a certification include medical doctors, osteopaths, naturopaths, or homeopaths licensed to practice in Arizona.
Physician Certification & Patient Attestation
Your doctor must fill out the Physician Certification form. You or your physician will then submit this form and other qualifying documentation on the Arizona Department of Health Services website. Applications to access medical marijuana are only accepted online and all supporting documentation must be in PDF format.
In addition to the Physician Certification, you or your physician will need to submit a Patient Attestation.
Both adults and minors under age 18 may qualify for medical marijuana, but a minor’s guardian must also submit a special Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian Attestation. A Reviewing Physician Certification is also required.
Fingerprints are not required for most patients, but must be on file for certain caregivers.
If you do not have a physician and need a recommendation, feel free to give us a call for a list of options.
Get Excellent Medical Marijuana from Arizona Natural Selections
Getting a medical marijuana card is relatively quick and easy for most patients. And once you receive your card, you will be able to easily access the medical marijuana you need. If you find yourself wondering where to go after you get your medical card, keep in mind that Arizona Natural Selections is one of Arizona’s most trusted dispensaries with locations in Peoria and Scottsdale. To learn more, visit one of local dispensaries or contact us today to speak with a friendly representative.