What medical conditions qualify me?
If you are suffering or in severe and chronic pain due to any of the following conditions, you will qualify for a medical marijuana card:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Agitation of Alzheimer's disease
A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
Severe and chronic pain;
Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
How much does it cost to get my Medical Marijuana Card?
The price varies patient to patient depending on a few things. If needed, the charge to update your records on-site with our Pain Specialist will be Free. Regardless of seeing our pain specialist or bringing your own records, you will need to see our Cannabis Specialist. The Cannabis Specialist visit includes the processing and uploading fee as well which will total $100. Finally, all patients will have to pay the fee to the Arizona Board of Health Services which is $150 or if the patient receives SNAP (food stamps) the fee is discounted to $75.
Total Cost: $250 ($175 w/ SNAP)
The Mobile Clinic Fee’s are slightly higher due to the cost of transporting staff and materials necessary for your appointment. Please call for details.
What type of medical records do I need?
We ask that you bring any medical records that are dated within the previous 12 months outlining or explaining any visits to your physician or doctor pertaining directly to your qualifying condition; Chart, SOAP, or progress notes that describe a condition that the state will certify for. They must be signed and dated by a doctor and have a treatment plan.
If you are unable to provide medical records at the time of your visit, you can see our pain specialist and update your records on-site in the office.
How long does the doctor's visit take?
The appointments vary in length depending on quite a few things ranging from physical necessity and level of knowledge on medical marijuana to honest wait time behind other patients. If the patient is seeing both doctors, we typically approximate the visit to 1 hour or half an hour for just one doctor.
I'm under 18. Can I qualify?
If you are a minor patient looking to get a medical marijuana card, you can still qualify. The process is very similar to a normal patient application, however, the minor certification includes a double-doctor process, meaning the minor patient will have to be certified by two doctors rather than just one. Also, the minor’s parent or guardian will have to become the active caregiver for the patient to make any purchase of marijuana. Additional information can be found here.
Where will I be able to purchase Medical Marijuana?
Once you are approved and have the physical ID card, you are available to purchase from any operating dispensary in Arizona. Upon request, AZDHS can mail or e-mail you a list of all current licensed dispensaries.
How long does it take to get my Medical Marijuana Card in the mail?
The Board of Health says the approximate length between the patient’s visit and receiving the card in the mail is 5-10 business days.
How much Marijuana can I possess once I have my MMJ card?
As a qualifying patient in Arizona, you are legal to possess and purchase up to 2 and 1/2 ounces of Marijuana every two weeks.