A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Medical Card in Arizona

The sunny state of Arizona makes the process of getting your medical marijuana card quite a simple one, but we’re here to make it even easier. Below are three easy steps to getting your Arizona medical marijuana card and purchasing some legal cannabis in the Grand Canyon State:

  1. Meet with a qualified physician and get evaluated 
  2. Receive a patient certification and submit your application
  3. Pay your fees and get your MMJ card

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How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Arizona

Who Can Get a Medical Card in Arizona?

In Arizona, you qualify for an MMJ card if you are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have at least one of the qualifying medical conditions listed in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
  • Have an Arizona residential address

If you aren’t yet 18, you can still obtain a medical cannabis card in Arizona, you just have to have your parent or legal guardian register as your caregiver. Then, they will be in charge of all cannabis and cannabis-related purchases. 

What Are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Arizona?

The qualifying conditions to get an MMJ card in AZ are listed below:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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;
    • Severe nausea;
    • Seizures, including those characteristics of epilepsy;
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristics of multiple sclerosis

How-To Steps for Getting an MMJ Card in Arizona

1. Meet With a Qualified Physician and Get Evaluated

First thing’s first: you have to meet with a qualified physician in the state and get evaluated before applying for your AZ medical cannabis card. This doctor will either confirm or deny if you have one of the qualifying medical conditions, and then the two of you will move forward from there. 

2. Receive a Patient Certification and Submit an Application

If you’re diagnosed with one of the conditions and are approved for your card, you will receive a patient certification. This certification will affirm that you have at least one of the conditions and will likely benefit from the therapeutic value that cannabis brings. 

From here, you’ll need to scan or make a photocopy of your certification to submit an application for your MMJ card. You’ll find these applications through the Arizona Department of Health Services website

3. Pay Your Fees and Get Your MMJ Card

Of course, you can’t get your card until you pay the fees. Your Arizona medical marijuana card will cost $150; though if you receive SNAP benefits, it will cost $75. Once you’ve paid and have been approved, you’ll get an email where you can check on the status of your MMJ card. In under two weeks, you’ll have your MMJ card and access to hundreds of medical dispensaries across the Copper State.

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