Arizona Marijuana Doctors
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
Medical Marijuana Program
150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Website: Arizona Medical Marijuana Program
Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
“Qualifying patients can obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary, the qualifying patient’s designated caregiver, another qualifying patient, or, if authorized to cultivate, from home cultivation. When a qualifying patient obtains or renews a registry identification card, the Department will provide a list of all operating dispensaries to the qualifying patient.”
ADHS, “Qualifying Patients FAQs,” [March 25, 2010]
Patient Registry fee is $150 for new applications, or $75 for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants. The Arizona Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does accept other state’s registry cards, but does NOT permit visiting patients to obtain marijuana from an Arizona dispensary.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program: Information
Ballot Proposition 203, aka the “Arizona Medical Marijuana Act” was approved in November 2010, effectively removing all state-level penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana, by patients who have been issued with a “written or oral recommendation”, by their primary care physician, stating that he or she “would benefit from medical marijuana.”
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) awarded “approval to operate”, to the state’s first dispensary, November 2012, and in December 2012, the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Arizona Organix, opened in Glendale.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions
Patients in Arizona diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Arizona Medical Marijuana law:
Cancer; glaucoma; or positive status for the human immunodeficiency virus; Hepatitis C; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease); Crohn’s disease; agitation of Alzheimer’s disease; or the treatment of these conditions,
Or, a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), effective January 01, 2015.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations
Patients or their caregiver may obtain up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in a 14-day period. If the patient lives more than 25 miles from nearest dispensary, the patient or caregiver may cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine
Arizona marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.