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Arizona Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2011

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • PTSD
  • Seizures

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, if residence is further than 25 miles from a state-licensed dispensary facility. No more than twelve marijuana plants in an "enclosed, locked facility."

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

Yes, state-licensed nonprofit dispensaries may produce and dispense marijuana to authorized patients on a not-for-profit basis.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

CAREGIVERS

Yes

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

Yes, the act provides a limited reciprocity to 'visiting qualifying patients'. In order to qualify, the patient: (1) must not be a resident of Arizona (or has resided in Arizona for less than 30 days), (2) must have been diagnosed with a medical condition recognized under the Act, and (3) must possess a medical marijuana registration card or its equivalent that was issued pursuant to the laws of another state. The out-of-state registration card has the same force and effect as a card issued in Arizona except that the visiting qualifying patient may not purchase medical marijuana in Arizona.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Final rules for the program, physician certification forms, and a frequently asked questions (FAQs) are all available online at the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program.