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Qualify to Become an Arizona Medical Marijuana Patient

Get a Medical Marijuana Patient Card in Arizona

🌿 Learn how to get a medical marijuana card in Arizona by following the 3 simple steps below. A medical marijuana card is sometimes referred to as a “green card” or “license.”

Obtain an Arizona Medical Cannabis Card

How much does a medical marijuana card cost? There are two fees:
The state charges $150 for a card (which is valid for 2 years). It’s only $75 if on SNAP (food stamps).
Doctors charge approx $75-$150 for an appointment where you get your qualifying condition (listed below) approved for medical marijuana use. A doctor appointment is needed every time you get a card (whether the card is new or being renewed).

Step 1: Do you qualify for medical marijuana in Arizona?

To get a medical marijuana card in Arizona you must meet these qualifying conditions:
Must be 18 years or older (if under 18, you must have a legal guardian register as your caregiver)
Must have a valid Arizona Driver’s License or Arizona Identification Card
Must have an Arizona residential address
Must have at least one of the qualifying conditions listed below:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • 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
  • Chronic pain (arthritis, migraines, etc)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including those from epilepsy
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

– Proceed to Step 2 if you think you qualify. If you’re not sure, contact a medical marijuana doctor

Step 2: Find Arizona marijuana doctors

– Choose a medical marijuana doctor in Arizona and schedule an appointment.
– If the doctor approves you for a medical marijuana card at the appointment, they will submit the required documents to the Dept. of Health Services for you, in which case, you’ve completed the process and your Arizona medical marijuana card will be mailed to you within 10 business days.
– If they do not submit the required documents for you, then get a signed Physician Certification Form from the doctor and proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Submit application for a medical marijuana card

– If your doctor doesn’t submit your Physician Certification Form and the other required documents to the Dept. of Health Services’ website for you, then you must do it here.
– Once submitted, you will receive an email with your digital medical marijuana card. You can check its status on the ADHS’s website here.

That’s it! Congratulations! Now what? Now you need to find where to legally obtain medical marijuana in Arizona.

How to Legally Obtain Marijuana in Arizona

– Dispensaries: All state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries can be found on our Arizona dispensaries map.

– Patients: Medical marijuana patients are allowed to donate (cannot sell) medical marijuana to other patients.

– Cultivation: As a marijuana patient in Arizona, you have the option to grow your own marijuana if you reside 25 miles away from a dispensary. Each patient can grow up to 12 plants for themselves, or have a caregiver grow for them. Click here to see if you live within 25 miles of a dispensary.

🌿 If you have one of the 15 qualifying health conditions you could qualify for a medical marijuana card in Arizona. Get a cannabis green card license.

MCPP Registry Card Fees

Qualifying patients and caregivers may apply for a one-, two-, or three-year registry identification card. Persons who are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and veterans may be eligible for a reduced application fee.

Application fees for Qualifying Patients

Application Fee Reduced Application Fee
$100 – One-Year Registry Card $50 – One-Year Registry Card
$200 – Two-Year Registry Card $100 – Two-Year Registry Card
$250 – Three-Year Registry Card $125 – Three-Year Registry Card

Application fees for Designated Caregivers

In order to enter or make a purchase of medical cannabis at a licensed dispensary or assist a registered qualifying patient with the use of medical cannabis, the designated caregiver must have a registry identification card.

  • $25 – One-Year Registry Card
  • $50 – Two-Year Registry Card
  • $75 – Three-Year Registry Card
  • $75 – Caregiver applying separately for a patient who has already been registered
    (the expiration date for the caregiver and the patient card will be the same)

Qualifying Patients enrolled in SSDI or SSI – Submit a “Benefit Verification Letter” from the Social Security Administration that shows your name and address and the type of benefits that are received. This letter must be dated within the last year. You can get this letter by using your My Social Security account online at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. Verifying your Social Security benefits is easy. The Social Security Administration has a webinar to assist you.

*Veterans who receive health services at a Veteran’s Administration (VA) facility are not required to obtain a physician’s written certification, but must submit 12 months of VA records to the Department with their application.

Note: Neither health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare cover costs associated with the application for or the use of medical cannabis. Qualifying patients do not need to pay a special fee to their physician for the physician written certification. The physician may accept payment for the fee associated with the personal physical examination required prior to issuing the written certification.

Qualifying patients and caregivers may apply for a one-, two-, or three-year registry identification card. Persons who are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and veterans may be eligible for a reduced application fee.