It is legal for a patient with an Arizona registry ID card to use cannabis for medical purposes. Patients who live more than 25 miles from a registered dispensary may also grow cannabis and appoint a designated caregiver for assistance, as long as they receive permission to cultivate. Registered patients may possess up to two and one-half (2.5) ounces of usable cannabis.

Online Adult Patient Application

This page holds many of the key components to completing an online application as a Qualifying Patient. Prior to completing the online application, you are strongly encouraged to access and refer to the application checklist and instructions below. Adult patients can apply through the Online Adult Patient Application.

 

IMPORTANT: To complete the application, you must have specific documents in a digital format ready for upload. Please review the application checklist and instructions before beginning the online application process.

 

Young Adult and Pediatric Patients

For information on how to apply for young adults and pediatric patients, please visit this link.

 

Become a Patient

Under the Arizona State Bill 1443, it is legal for a patient with an Arizona registry ID card to use cannabis for medical purposes. Patients who live more than 25 miles from a registered dispensary may also grow cannabis and appoint a designated caregiver for assistance only as long as they receive permission to cultivate. Registered patients may possess up to two and one-half (2.5) ounces of usable cannabis every two and a half (2.5) weeks. For more information please visit Arizona Web Site.

 

DOCTOR

Your doctor can only recommend medical marijuana to you after a full assessment of your medical history. Your doctor must be a licensed physician (MD or DO) or a licensed Naturopathic or Homeopathic physician.

 

Eligible conditions for obtaining status as a Qualified Patient include:

• 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

 

Additional Eligible Conditions include 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

 

Adult Patient Application Checklist

Adult Patient Application Instructions

Adult Patient Attestation Form

CONSUMPTION

As per Arizona state law, do not smoke in public areas or on school grounds. Possession of medical cannabis is not allowed on school grounds or at correctional facilities. No private property owner is required or obligated to allow patients to medicate while on their property.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

The Arizona Department of Health Services maintains a list of the persons to whom they have issued registry ID cards and is required to verify the identity of patients to local and state law enforcement upon request. This list is confidential. Any dispensary record keeping must be based on registry ID number alone, and will not include the names of patients or designated caregivers.

 

HOUSING

No landlord may refuse to lease to or otherwise penalize a person solely for his or her status as a medical cannabis patient or designated caregiver, unless housing the patient would cause the landlord to lose a federal benefit.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Employers may not rightfully terminate a qualified patient from his/her employment solely because of patient status or a positive drug screen. However, employers are not expected to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in any workplace. In addition, an employer may refuse to hire or terminate an employee based on patient status if the employer stands to lose a federal benefit by continuing to employ the patient.

 

OUT OF STATE PATIENTS

Non-resident patients with state issued IDs from other states are entitled to protection under Arizona law, but are not granted access to the dispensaries. DO NOT EVER travel across state lines with medical cannabis, even if both states have protections for medical cannabis patients.

 

For more information visit www.azdhs.gov/medicalmarijuana

Physician Certification Form

Adult Patient Online Application