How do I get a Medical Marijuana Card?
Getting a medical marijuana card in Arizona requires an applicant to follow 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Do you qualify for medical marijuana in Arizona?
To get a medical marijuana card in Arizona you must meet these qualifying conditions:
– 18 years or older (if under 18, you must have a legal guardian register as your caregiver)
– Valid Arizona Driver’s License OR Arizona Identification Card
– An Arizona residential address
– At least one of the qualifying conditions listed here: List of Qualifying Conditions -->
Step 2: Find a medical marijuana doctor
Choose a medical marijuana doctor in Arizona and schedule an appointment.
If at your appointment the doctor approves you for medical marijuana use, they will submit all required documents to the Department of Health Services for you. In this scenario, you’ve completed the process and your Arizona medical marijuana card should be mailed to you within 10 business days.
If they do not submit the required documents for you, then you must obtain a signed Physician Certification Form from the doctor and proceed to step 3.
Step 3: Submit your application for a medical marijuana card
If your doctor doesn’t submit your Physician Certification Form and the other required documents for you, then you must do it yourself.
You can submit your application HERE
Once submitted, wait about 7-10 business days for your medical marijuana card to arrive in the mail. You can check your medical marijuana application status online at the ADHS’s website.
Can marijuana be used as a medicine?
As of July 2017, there are currently 29 states that have passed laws allowing marijuana for medical use. Currently, the FDA has approved two pill versions of THC to treat nausea in cancer chemotherapy patients and to stimulate appetite in some patients with AIDS.
How is Marijuana used?
Marijuana can be used in many different ways. The most common way to use marijuana is inhalation of marijuana smoke. Other common ways include edibles, topical ointments/salves, and vaping marijuana oil.
What do people use marijuana for?
Marijuana is currently being used to treat conditions such as:
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
How can you tell a person has used marijuana/cannabis?
Red eyes, dry mouth & dry throat, increased appetite, and tiredness are all common symptoms of marijuana use.
A person's demeanor may become more relaxed and euphoric and their time and space perceptions may become altered. A person may also seem sedated or drowsy.
How long does marijuana/cannabis stay in the body?
Traces of marijuana stay in the body for at least several days after use. If a person has been using marijuana heavily on a daily basis it can sometimes take up to 30 days for traces of THC to be eliminated from the body.