Arizona Medical Marijuana Laws

Well, what a roller coaster ride that was! But it is now official:  Prop 203 came back to win by 4.421 votes, a lead that is set to grow as the last votes are counted at the beginning of next week, so Arizona is the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana.

Proposition 203 makes it legal within the state of Arizona for patients with one of a number of approved medical conditions, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis to possess up to five ounces of marijuana a month. Non-profit dispensaries will be established and regulated by the state. For patients living 25 miles or more from a dispensary, home growing will be permitted.

Full details of how to get a medical marijuana card in Arizona.


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  • Maegan says:

    I have a medical card from California and had to move to Arizona due to my job transfer. I had a dispensary that was willing to accept my out of state card… well they closed the business and moved to another town which is too far for me to drive. I was wondering if there is any dispensary that would be willing to accept my CA recommendation? I do not want to go get an AZ ID, because I am always moving around due to my job, & I do not have the $$$$ or time to apply, wait,… pretty much all the stuff that AZ makes you do to qualify… I am already a qualified patient. I live in Phoenix 85008 area. My license is current and up to date until late April of next year.

    Thank you for your time. If you need my contact info please reply to this message and I will then give you my email address. Thank you again!!!!!!!!

  • Nathan says:

    I have croup which is a breathing disorder in the airways, its related to asthma in a way and is life threatening and I was wondering would I be able to get one, please and thank you.

  • i have clincal depression and i was wonder ing if that was eligible for a card

  • Samuel says:

    Hi I am looking for caregivers and patients in the Yuma, AZ. area. can anyonr help please contact me at e-mail

    Thank You

    • David says:

      Dr. Sam,

      I am an epileptic due to a head on car collision. I have been prescribed many different drugs (Marinol, Keppra, Lamictal, Dilatin and several others) with nothing seeing to work with the problems I have and when I smoke Marijuana, no problems occur along with taking my medications while smoking Marijuana.

      Being in a study, report, EEG’s being done along with several other ways trying to help myself with seizures with supposedly a number one Neurologist (Abou-Khalil at Vanderbilt Medical Center) has not been able to help me and when I smoke marijuana, problems do not seem to occur.

      Please contact me so that I may learn of “possibilities” and be of help.


      David Herold

      615 – 530 – 6438

  • MomOf2 says:

    I need help. I hurt my back in 2008 by falling of the top of a ladder and have had problems since.

    Then in 2009 I put my back out trying to help move a popup camper into a garage. I hurt all the time. I have been to a doctor and a chiropractor once each. The doctor just wanted to put me on pills and the chiropractor wanted me to come back on a daily basis for adjustments. He gave me one and it made the pain worse.

    I do not qualify for state assistance and can not afford insurance costs. So , I only go to the doctor if I absolutely have to. That being the case I do not have medical records for three years. Can someone please help me I do not know what to do?

    I do not want to be on pills all my life and I have to be able to function so I can take care of my family. I am desperate.

    • Samuel says:

      Hi in my readings I have seen that some Doctors will start you with them and set up a records for you. Also you only need records that go back 1 year.

  • Scott says:

    I am looking for a doc that can help me get my MM card. I live in Apache Junction AZ.

    Last year i broke my right leg in 3 places. When i smoke it helps to ease the pain. When i use pain pills it makes me sick to my stomach. Can somebody help point me in the right way please.

    Crazy Jay

  • chris says:

    I have osgood slaughter in both knees.

    I am in pain all the time and have been on a few pain killers but havent wanted to get addicted so havent tried to many. I know smoking helps my pain I moved to AZ a few months ago and havent smoked since before moving and am in alot of pain.

    Also with a card can a job turn you down? Or can they fire you for it if its not affecting your work? This is the reason I had to stop.

    Please help

  • Thcmc says:

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    • Scott says:

      I was wanting to know are you still seeing patients in Glendale?

      I just saw your post tonight. Please let me know something.

  • rickershaw says:

    looking for a cargiver around union hills and cave creek rd

  • Katherine says:

    $99 Medical Marijuana Eval!!! We have 2 doctor offices. Mesa on Saturdays & Tucson on Sundays. 480-525-0802

  • Dr. Burns says:

    2 Days away — get prequalified for your medical marijuana card today @

    • jay says:

      Dr burns i have hurt my knee about 15 years ago it pops out here and there and always aches i also get migrain headaches i take allot of aleive which cant be good i havent been to the doctor in awile long story short i smoke to releive these problems how do i obtain a medical card and do you think i would qualify thanks jay my e mail is would love to here back from you.

  • charles lovely says:

    I’m a 20 year old guy and was wondering you could help me find a doctor in phoenix, AZ that will help me get my medical card,i have severe depression and i would not like to be put on anti depressant pills, marijuana helps me cope with depression and enjoy life more please reply if you have any info on a doctor that will help. thank you

  • tra says:

    i also would like to know of doctors in yuma az thank you

    • Samuel says:

      Hi Tra

      My name is Sam I live in Yuma. I can’t find anyone around here I had to go to Phx. to a Doctor he was great. If you want to get togeather and talk and maybe traid stuff. Give me a yell

      Take care

  • Samuel says:

    I would like some help. I am trying to find a Doctor In Yuma, AZ. that dose exam for some one to get a card. Thank You

  • Dr. Burns says:

    April 14th, Arizona issued marijuana cards begins. Free pre-qualifications at

  • Brandee says:

    I had open heart surgery back in August 2010. And still to this day I have discomfort in my chest. And some days its painful. I can’t stretch without it feeling like my chest is being torn. I have no feeling at all on the inside part of my left breast also. There are days that my chest is really tight and even days where my scar is extremely tight. I still have to be careful with lifting certain things also. With this said is this something that would allow me to get a mmc? And if so where would you recommend me to go to see a doctor to get a mmc?

  • shane lewis says:

    i know medical marijuana can help me with the following problems: troubled childhood, lose of appetite, short blackouts, neck cramps, stress are most of the thing i experience.

    Im only 17 and i feel like a thirty year old. i have knowledge that marijuana helps with many things and has been used for thousands of years. i think medical marijuana card is what i need.

    • mayna avila says:

      i believe it has to be more severe here in az, cali dr are know to give an rx for migraines but from what i have heard az st is ALOT stricter then any other st re? med marijuana…. u are also a minor and wld need ur parents consent but not sure how they wld react to your request/symptoms… yoga helps with stress and the migraines can be controlled… good luck hope u find what can help you!

  • bc says:

    Here is the link to begin your process in Arizona.

  • Mathew says:

    I was diagnosed with a venous malformation on the bottom of my foot and ive had 4 treatments for it in colorado but its hurt all my life and when i run it hurts its not a terrible pain until i run etc but its constant and it pounds and distracts me when im in school. would i qualify for a medical card?

  • Daniel P says:

    I have read though alot of this site and seen many comments. I live in Az. and bottom line I want to know how I go about getting the card. I can get doctors approval just what is involved. I mean do I get a written letter from him or a priscription and where do I take this Information?

  • mayna avila says:

    to holly, there is a clinic on montezuma & carlton i believe called PCPSP, LLC 888-506-2553, they will take ur info, will need some medical records, they charge $200, for examination, help with applying and recommendation for mmc…. so good luck! if u have a dr that is pro mm, and believes u cld benefit from it, then u can forgo all the above otherwise try them… hope it works,,, i too have been leaggly declared disabled, due to my chronic pain, RA, fibro and pinched nerve.. so i am hoping i can get approved as well… i have 4 dr’s.. so far 1 has objected to writing a recommendation because its amind altering drug, but is ok with me taking, oxycontin, and vicodin which has me dependent on them and they dont even work as well…
    again best wishes…

  • ryan says:

    2 years ago i was in a car accident and it really messed up my back and made my bad knee even worse. i dont sleep but maybe an hour a night no matter how hard i try i just stare at the ceiling all not, ive tried taking pills but i got hooked on them and it wasnt easy to get off of and thats when i heard about medical marijuana. can it really help my pain and sleepless nights?

  • Holly S says:

    Hi I have been diabled for 10 years now , I will not take any pills they make me crabby . I am looking for a docter so I can get a card I live in Prescott even if I have to drive to flagstaff I will . Can someone help me find a docter?

  • ANDREW T. says:


  • Yes migraines Qualify.

    Need to see a doctor to get your card in Arizona?

    Contact us asap.


  • Legal Smoke Shop says:

    We are excited to welcome Medicinal Marijuana into the fine state of Arizona. Yay #15

  • David King says:

    Hi, I’m 59 Years old, all of the cartilage in both of my knee’s has been destroyed Which causes me excruciating pain! I’m in (my option) too young to bee in this much pain most of the time!

    My quality of life has taken a huge hit! I’ve been on pain killers for at the very least nine years! All its done (is caused Me to be a legal pill addict they’ve had me on 7 +Methadone 10mg’s several pills every few hrs plus Oxicodone 30mgs/ several times night & day.

    Plus Alprazolam 2mgs day and evening this junk has side effects & too much longer could do nothing good for my health!

    This is why I’m asking for help, someone has to know a better way than this! My son and his best friend don’t use so they don’t know how to acquire this.

    I haven’t tried any since 1971. I would like to see if it would alleviate this pain, by trying SOME THC IF IT WORKED IT COULD CHANGE MY LIFE F0R THE BETTER!

    The more I read on the subject. The more I’m sure I’m going to have to try it. This seems to be the only way to resolve this issue. I would prefer to test the medication that’s of the highest quality, if it works magnificent! if not I’ll be back where i began not a gratifying out come, “Such as life”

    If You know of a physician in the Orlando vicinity, it would be a big advantage as I don’t know where to begin to track down such a physician. I would be forever in your debt! thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Best Regards
    David King

    P.S. If you are able to assist in said matter please Reply ASAP.

  • alvin says: is the best dispensary they delivery by mail and have prices that beat the streets and most other dispensaries I know of.

  • Sugatolo says:

    Parkinsons is on there
    Who Would Qualify to Receive a Medical Marijuana Card?
    A “qualifying patient” is defined in Proposition 203 as a person who has been diagnosed by a physician
    (a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, or homeopathy) as having one of the
    following debilitating medical conditions:
    Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
    Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    Hepatitis C
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Crohn’s disease
    Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces any 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

    and they can add to this list if the public demands it

    this is a very very important page to look at

  • Mike says:

    I get disability from the VA for Migrains along with Diabetes. Wonder if migraines will qualify?

  • Mike I do not believe Parkinsons will be a condition that will be allowed to qualify in Arizona for Medical Marijuana. I believe in Arizona you can only have terminal illnesses that cause much pain like cancer and aids. Its much stricter than other states like Cali, but we will have to find out.

  • great news for patients who suffer from chronic and terminal illnesses to have an alternative holistic medicine to help sooth the pain. It was a squeaker but I am so happy prop 203 passed

  • Chris says:




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