Q: How can I find out if I have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Arizona? What are the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program qualifying conditions?
All the qualifying conditions are listed here, and if you are still not sure just call just call us.
Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn's Disease, Alzheimer's, Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Epilepsy, Seizures, Multiple Sclerosis, and any condition that causes Severe and or Chronic Pain.
Q: Is marijuana legal in Arizona?
Yes! In November of 2010, the people of Arizona voted for and passed Proposition 203, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, which allows patients with a qualifying condition to obtain registry identification card. Under the protection of Arizona Law, you can legally possess, use, and cultivate marijuana.
Q: How do I set up an appointment to get certified into the Medical Marijuana Program? How do I apply for a Medical Marijuana card?
Just call us at 602-448-4655.
Q: How much does a Medical Marijuana card cost in Arizona? Are there any circumstances in which the fee can be reduced?
There are two costs associated with getting a Medical Marijuana card in Arizona. The fee for the doctor evaluation and the fee the state charges for certification. The state fee is $150.00. The state fee can be reduced to $75.00 if the patient participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Please call for the physician evaluation pricing.
Q: Do I have to pay a fee if I do not qualify for a Medical Marijuana card?
No. The cost is $0.00 if you do not qualify for a card. Again, you will not pay anything if you do not qualify.
Q: Who can find out that I have a medical marijuana card?
Absolutely no one! The State keeps a database that can only be accessed with your 20 digit patient I.D. number that is located on your card. The system can't be accessed with a patient's name. It is not possible to look up a patients name to see if you participate in program. That includes law enforcement and employers.
Q: Will any insurance plans cover the cost of the appointment?
No. Currently insurance providers do not cover the cost of evaluations for medicinal marijuana use. This includes all private insurers and A.C.C.E.S.S., S.S.I., Medicaid, and Medicare.
Q: Do I need to have an Arizona Medical Marijuana ID card to legally possess, use, and cultivate medical marijuana in Arizona?
Yes! The law only protects certified patients.
Q: What type of medical records or documentation should I bring to my appointment?
It is important to bring any medical documentation (from previous physician visits, chiropractor visits, etc.) that supports your diagnosis or condition. This includes: recent medical records, clinical or progress notes, MRI narratives, physician's letter, chiropractor's letter, or any other documentation that you think will help.
Q: What else will I need to bring?
The state requires a valid picture form of identification. You will need one of the following: Arizona driver's license, Arizona State Identification card, or valid U.S. Passport.
Q: How do I obtain my medical records?
Call your doctor's office, physician or practitioner that treated you and tell them you want copies of your medical records. Ask them what their procedure is to release your records. They legally have to release your records to you and you do not have to disclose why you need them. They will tell you the process and typically have a release form to sign. You can always call our office and we'll happily assist you in retrieving your records.
Q: Can I qualify if my condition is not documented or I have not seen a doctor in the last year?
Yes. Please call us to discuss what options are available if you do not have current medical records.
Q: Once I become a medical marijuana patient, where do I obtain medical marijuana?
There are several websites that will help you locate dispensaries and provide product and pricing information. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about where and how to obtain medicine.