Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) (A.R.S. § 36-2801) was implemented in 2010 and tightly regulates the Arizona medical marijuana industry. Currently, there are approximately 40,000 medical marijuana patients and 100 operating state-licensed dispensaries in Arizona. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is operated by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). Here’s a quick look at Arizona Medical Marijuana laws.

 

How much can you have?

2.5 oz of usable marijuana every two weeks

Can you grow?

Residence must be 25 miles from state-licensed dispensary and can have no more than twelve marijuana plants. These plants must be grown in an enclosed, locked facility.

Where?

Yes: At home

No: Any public place, public transportation or at a dispensary

DUI?

Do NOT drive under the influence of marijuana

Adult Patients

A qualifying patient is a person who has been diagnosed and certified by a marijuana doctor (an Arizona-licensed M.D., D.O., M.D.(H), or N.D.) as having a qualifying medical condition and then obtains an Arizona Medical Marijuana Registry ID Card (a “”Green Card””) from the ADHS.

Approved Conditions:

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures (including epilepsy), severe or persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis).

Qualifying Patients:

  • Must receive a written certification from an Arizona licensed physician.
  • May obtain up to 2.5 ounces in a 14-day period.
  • May possess up to 2.5 ounces or usable marijuana or 12 plants.
  • Smoking medical marijuana is prohibited on any form of public transportation or in any public place.

For a full list of statutory laws of the state of Arizona,
visit the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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Under Age Patients

For patients under 18, the patient’s custodial parent or legal guardian must be designated as his or her caregiver.

Approved Conditions:

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures (including epilepsy), severe or persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis).

Qualifying Patients:

  • A custodial parent or legal guardian must apply together with a patient under the age of 18.
  • May obtain up to 2.5 ounces in a 14-day period.
  • May possess up to 2.5 ounces or usable marijuana or 12 plants.
  • The custodial parent or legal guardian acting as the patient’s caregiver must also submit fingerprints to ADHS through the U.S. Mail as part of the application process

For a full list of statutory laws of the state of Arizona,
visit the Arizona Department of Health Services.