Medical Marijuana in Arizona

Medical Marijuana in ArizonaMedical Marijuana in Arizona

Are you looking to get your medical marijuana in Arizona? The talented team of doctors here at CalmEffect are here to help guide you through every single step of the process.

Keep reading to learn the calm effect and how to get your card for Medical Marijuana in Arizona.

Now that Arizona has approved adult use (recreational), you don't necessarily need a card. Check out our Arizona dispensary deals page to save on adult use and medical marijuana in Arizona

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Medical cannabis can be used for many different symptoms and patients can often get a bit confused by the process. Let our talented staff help you.

Simple 3 Step Process

Want to get your medical cannabis prescription quickly and efficiently? Our 3 step process allows you to get in contact with a doctor near you fast.

Am I Eligible?

If you are in a medical marijuana state, and suffer from a condition that can be treated with cannabis, inquire with our Doctor's for a consultation today!

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Arizona - Qualifying Conditions List

Below are the following conditions that qualify for Medical Marijuana listed on the Arizona Department of Health Services website:

  • 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 characteristic of epilepsy;
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Connect with our MMJ Doctors in Arizona

With a growing roster of Doctors who can prescribe cannabis all over Arizona, CalmEffect is ready to help. Learn how you can get your medical card in Arizona by filling out the form on this page.

Our 3 - Step Doctor Process Works

By following these steps, if your doctor recommends medical marijuana as a solution for your condition and unique symptoms, you'll be eligible for a medical marijuana card with access to our growing roster of dispensaries across the entire state. Mail-order and walk ins are available.

If you are ready to start your journey with Medical Marijuana in Arizona, we are here to help you.

Where to Buy Marijuana in Arizona

Visit our Marijuana Dispensary Locations Page for Arizona to find out where you can access your meds.

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Getting an Arizona Medical Marijuana Card

Consult a Doctor:

  • Allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO), homeopathic [MD(H) or DO(H)], and naturopathic [NMD or ND] physicians who have a physician-patient relationship with the patient may write certifications for medical marijuana. The physician must hold a valid Arizona license
  • You will need current (within the last calendar year) medical records documenting your diagnosis with one of the above conditions. If you have not yet been diagnosed with a qualifying condition, you will need to make an appointment with a licensed physician to formally obtain the diagnosis.

How to Get Your Card:

Once you have your medical records in hand, you’ll need the following to file your medical marijuana card application with the assistance of your doctor:

  • An Arizona photo ID issued after 1996 (driver’s license, identification card, or US Passport). Note: You may need an electronic copy of this—i.e., take a digital photo of the front and back of the ID.
  • A Mastercard or Visa debit, credit, or prepaid card. This is required to pay the Arizona Department of Health State’s $150 application fee.
  • A digital photograph of the patient. Note the specs here: ADHS specifically requires a photo taken within the past 60 days; it must be 2 inches by 2 inches in size, or minimum 600×600 pixels, maximum 1200×1200 pixels; it must be in “passport photo” style, face-fronting with no hats or headgear, with a plain white background.

How much does a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona cost?

  • Standard application fee is $150. Arizona discounts this fee to $75 for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamp card).
  • Your SNAP card must have your first name on the front. If it does not, the state will need to see your SNAP approval letter from D.E.S. (the state Department of Economic Security).
  • Fees for processing the application will vary by physician. Typically they range between $150 and $300.

How long does it take to get a Medical Marijuana card in Arizona?

Once the Arizona Department of Health receives the application from your physician, processing time can take as little as 3-5 business days or as much as two weeks. Initial notification is sent to the patient via email.

Once your application has been approved by the Arizona Department of Health, your medical marijuana card should arrive at your mailing address within 3-10 business days.

Medical Marijuana in Arizona

Arizona is a southwestern state, best known for its historical landmark, the Grand Canyon. Arizona is also home to the mile-deep chasm, which has been carved out by the Colorado River. Other natural sites include Saguaro National Park, which has a rich cactus-filled desert landscape. If you’re a fan of sports, Arizona is home to a number of professional teams, most notably are the Arizona Cardinals, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Phoenix Suns.  Lastly, but certainly not least, Arizona is home to some of the best Mexican-influenced cuisine in the country, including burritos, chimichangas, and Navajo tacos.

How do I get a medical marijuana prescription in Arizona?

In order to get a prescription for medical marijuana in Arizona, you must meet one or more of the following qualifying conditions: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, seizures, epilepsy, severe nausea, ALS, Chron’s disease, or Alzheimer’s disease. If you qualify for medical marijuana in Arizona, you then need to see a certified medical marijuana physician in order to receive your medical marijuana recommendation.

How do I get my medical marijuana card?

After being given a medical marijuana recommendation by a certified doctor, to get your medical marijuana card in Arizona, patients are required to apply on the state website: Patients are required to provide proof of identity and proof of residency when applying and pay a fee of $150. This certification card lasts 2 years before needing to be renewed.

Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Arizona?

Arizona is home to over 130 medical marijuana dispensaries, where approved patients are able to purchase medical cannabis products. Patients are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis every two weeks. Patients are also permitted to grow their own medical marijuana plants, but only if the patient lives further than 25 miles from a medical cannabis dispensary.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Doctors: Our Service Areas

Our roster of Medical Cannabis Doctors are ready to serve you in these areas and more. Once connecting with a Doctor through Calm Effect, you will have access to our roster of medical marijuana dispensary locations:

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Mesa
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Scottsdale
  • Tempe
  • Surprise
  • Yuma
  • Avondale
  • Goodyear
  • Flagstaff
  • Buckeye
  • Casa Grande
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Maricopa
  • Sierra Vista & More

Our informed advisors can connect you with a Medical Marijuana in Arizona Doctor and the medical marijuana dispensary closest to you.

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Stay Updated with CalmEffect, Arizona!

1/11/21 - Arizona regulators published a second draft of legal marijuana rules.

12/14/20 - Arizona regulators released the first draft of rules for the state’s voter-approved marijuana legalization law. They're also conducting a survey to inform the next draft—but there’s a tight timeline, as license applications must be accepted starting on January 19.

12/7/20 - Arizona regulators posted information about the implementation of the state's voter-approved marijuana legalization law.

12/1/20 - Arizona's marijuana legalization law formally took effect with the certification of the election results.

11/30/20 - Medical Marijuana in Arizona MILESTONE - Prosecutors in most Arizona counties are dropping marijuana possession cases.

11/10/20 - The Maricopa County, Arizona attorney's office is dismissing all pending marijuana possession and paraphernalia charges.

11/3/20 - Arizona voters passed a marijuana legalization initiative, four years after defeating a similar measure.

10/28/20 - The Sahuarita, Arizona Town Council adopted a measure to ban recreational marijuana businesses.

10/16/20 - Two new polls show Arizona’s marijuana legalization ballot initiative with a solid lead, and increased support from when the same two firms conducted surveys last month.

10/13/20 - Arizona Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly said he’s inclined to support the marijuana legalization initiative that’s on the state’s ballot. But his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), feels differently, he says.

10/12/20 - The Gilbert, Arizona City Council is considering adopting an ordinance banning marijuana businesses ahead of a vote on a statewide legalization initiative.

Also, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is opposing Arizona's marijuana legalization ballot initiative.

And, The Arizona Daily Star editorial board enforced the state's marijuana legalization ballot measure.

10/8/20 - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R) Regulatory Review Council unanimously approved loosening restrictions on past marijuana use by police recruits.  “We are modernizing the standards to meet the needs of the community in the state of Arizona.”

10/1/20 - One day after a poll showed Arizona’s marijuana legalization measure virtually tied, the cannabis campaign shared a separate newly conducted internal survey finding the measure ahead, 57%-38%. They also say the other poll boosted fundraising bigtime.

9/18/20 - A new poll found that a bare majority of Arizona registered voters support the state's marijuana legalization ballot measure. Military and veteran households were especially likely to back legal cannabis in the survey.

9/3/20 - Arizona petitioners for Kanye West's presidential campaign are reportedly using misleading tactics that imply people are signing petitions to support legalizing marijuana in order to get signatures to qualify the rapper for the ballot.

9/1/20 - To legalize it in Arizona, VOTE YES ON 207!  Arizona voters first approved a medical cannabis program in 2010. Since then, it has grown and matured into a robust billion-dollar ecosystem that serves more than 250,000 patients and supports 15,000 employees.  Four years ago, Arizona narrowly failed to pass marijuana legalization by just 2 percent of the vote. Today, we are better equipped than ever to win but we need everyone to pitch in and do their part to ensure none of us are looking back on this election and wondering what more we could have done.

8/31/20 - Arizona regulators published updated medical cannabis patient and dispensary data.

8/24/20 - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that regulators must issue at least one medical cannabis dispensary license in every county in the state. Separately, the secretary of state formally certified a marijuana legalization measure for the ballot as Prop. 207.

8/21/20 - The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously rejected a case alleging that ballot language for a marijuana legalization measure is misleading.

8/20/20 - An Arizona Supreme Court justice who campaigned against a 2016 marijuana legalization measure is refusing calls to recuse himself from a case concerning ballot language for a current legal cannabis initiative.

8/19/20 - Maricopa County, Arizona's attorney issued a policy allowing people arrested for marijuana possession to avoid prosecution if they get a medical cannabis recommendation.

8/12/20 - Arizona's secretary of state certified that activists collected enough valid signatures to place a marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot. 

8/10/20 - An Arizona judge rejected a lawsuit seeking to keep a marijuana legalization measure off the ballot over claims its summary is misleading.

8/6/20 - The winner of the Pima County, Arizona prosecutor Democratic primary has pledged to stop marijuana prosecutions and deprioritize drug possession cases. 

7/22/20 - Arizona’s secretary of state announced that her office has sent marijuana ballot petitions to counties for verification ahead of an August 7 deadline, and a new poll shows that a strong majority—62%— of the state’s voters support legalizing cannabis.  Also, An Arizona court is being asked to keep a proposed marijuana legalization initiative from appearing on the November ballot because its short description is allegedly misleading.

7/17/20 - Arizona's marijuana legalization campaign is recruiting virtual volunteers.

7/14/20 - All three Democratic candidates for Maricopa County, Arizona attorney say they would decline to prosecute minor marijuana cases. 

7/2/20 - Arizona marijuana activists filed 420,000 signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization measure for the November ballot. That's way more than they need. 

6/25/20 - Petitioners collected signatures for a proposed Arizona marijuana legalization ballot measure outside a rally President Trump held in Phoenix.

6/17/20 - Arizona Democratic congressional candidate Eva Putzova tweeted a petition seeking to free a man being detained without bail for a 17-year-old marijuana offense. 

6/3/20 - A poll found that two-thirds of Arizona likely voters support a marijuana legalization measure that is on track to qualify for the November ballot.  All signs point to 2020 being the year that recreational marijuana finally becomes legal in Arizona."

5/14/20 - The Arizona Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit seeking the ability to electronically collect signatures for ballot measures, but a marijuana legalization effort says it will likely qualify anyway.

5/8/20 - Arizona marijuana activists are continuing to collect signatures for a proposed legalization ballot measure while they await a court decision on the ability to conduct electronic petitioning.

4/24/20 - Arizona marijuana legalization activists have raised $2.7 million for their campaign, while opponents have brought in $50,000.

4/8/20 - Arizona's attorney general is urging the state Supreme Court to delay considering a request from the organizers of a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure and other campaigns to collect signatures electronically, which could make it impossible to gather necessary submissions by the deadline.

4/2/20 - Arizona regulators are being pressured to allow medical cannabis deliveries and to let doctors issue recommendations via telemedicine amid the coronavirus pandemic.

3/27/20 - Arizona marijuana activists say they have more than enough signatures to put a legalization measure on the November ballot. While not validated by the state yet, the campaign now has about 80,000 more raw signatures than needed.

3/13/20 - The Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill to allow children with autism to access medical cannabis.

3/12/20 - The Arizona House of Representatives approved legislation to require warning labels on medical cannabis and use proceeds from a new tax to support research on whether there is a link between marijuana consumption and schizophrenia or violent behavior.

3/11/20 - A proposed Arizona marijuana legalization ballot measure is being endorsed by the former backers of a rival campaign.

1/20/20 - Arizona activists have so far collected more than 150,000 signatures in support of a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure, and so far there's no well-organized opposition.

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