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    Register online with Leafwell

    Leafwell is coming to Arizona soon! Join our waitlist to be notified when we’re live in the state.

    Once we’re live, you’ll be able to book an appointment for a medical marijuana consultation.

    To get approved, you will need medical records related to your condition and upload them when you create your account. You will also need a current Arizona Driver License or ID card and to forward us a signed Patient Attestation Form.

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    Discuss Medical Marijuana with your Doctor

    You’ll consult with an MMJ doctor for around 15 minutes to evaluate your condition and ask any questions you may have about your medical marijuana treatment.

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    Receive your certificate from Leafwell

    Your certificate is uploaded to the patient profile you have created on the state website.

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    Apply for a Card with the State of Arizona

    Arizona does not have physical medical cannabis cards. The AZ versions are electronic MMJ ID cards.

    Once you receive your digital AZ MMJ Card, you can legally begin purchasing medical marijuana in Arizona at a dispensary near you!

Benefits of Getting an Arizona Medical Card

You don’t have to have an MMJ card to legally buy cannabis in Arizona, but there are multiple reasons to become a cardholder.

  • Lower age of legal consumption
  • Lower taxes on cannabis
  • Greater cultivation limits for those who live far away from a dispensary
  • Higher possession limits
  • Greater levels of employment and housing protection

About Medical Marijuana in Arizona

Ballot Proposition 203 "The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act" was approved in 2012. This means that a patient with a written or oral certificate by a physician could use, cultivate and possess cannabis. Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Arizona Organic, opened in 2012.

Like many other states, Arizona has expanded its telemedicine services and has ordered insurance companies to expand coverage (although medical cannabis is unlikely to be covered by insurance due to its federally illegal status). The barriers have been lowered, meaning that you can speak to a physician online about medical cannabis certification.

Recreational, adult-use marijuana is legal in Arizona. For those 21 or older, possession of up to 1 ounce (28 g) of marijuana (with no more than 5 grams being marijuana concentrate), or growing up to 6 marijuana plants at their home (with up to 12 marijuana plants in households with two or more adult members) is now legal.

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How to qualify

You must be 18 to apply for a medical marijuana card for yourself, and caregivers must be 18 years old or over.

  1. You will need:

    • Valid ID from the state of Arizona. Driver’s license, passport, or state-produced ID card – patients must be a resident of Arizona unless they visit qualifying patients.
    • Proof of address – bank statement, utility bill, correspondence with a state department.
    • Medical records – progress/doctor’s notes, medical images, medication list.

Medical Conditions

In Arizona, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana card:

Possession and Growing

Qualifying Arizona patients may possess up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana every 14 days.

Only qualifying patients who live more than 25 miles away from a legally recognized marijuana dispensary may cultivate medical marijuana. Up to 12 cannabis plants can be grown for a qualifying individual.

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Medical Marijuana patients in Arizona can have a caregiver.

The patient fills in caregiver information on the application form for medical marijuana. Caregivers will need a completed physician’s attestation form, and they’ll require their completed application form, too. The process for a Caregiver’s medical cannabis card is similar to the process for a patient. Schools, colleges, and universities do not have to accommodate medical cannabis use on campus, although they cannot discriminate against medical cannabis cardholders when it comes to enrolment.

To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:

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    The patient must complete the application and be approved by ADHS before the caregiver can assist.

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    Go to the state website. Fill out the application form.

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    Complete the designated caregiver attestation form.

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    Once approved, you will receive a caregiver’s identification card.


Limited reciprocity is available to ‘visiting qualifying patients.’

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 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
  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.

An Arizona medical marijuana card is recognized in some other states with a medical marijuana program, although the digital format may make this difficult in some places on occasion.

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Frequently asked questions in Arizona

How much does an Arizona Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

We are unable to certify Arizona patients for medical marijuana at this time.

The patient registry fee is $150, which is separate from the physician’s fee.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona?

In Arizona, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:

What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Arizona online?

You cannot get certified for medical marijuana online with Leafwell in Arizona.

In general, you will need to find a friendly medical cannabis physician, get a recommendation (an official physician’s certificate recommending you for cannabis called a Patient Attestation Form), gather the relevant ID and proof of address, filling out the online application form, and sending submitting it.

How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona?

You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to apply for a medical marijuana card for yourself. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.

Can I get an MMJ Card for my child in Arizona?

Yes, those who are under 18 can get a medical marijuana certificate and card if they have a qualifying condition and a caregiver. Unfortunately, Leafwell is not able to certify anyone online at this moment in time.