MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2010
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Crohn's Disease
- Hepatitis C
- HIV or AIDS
- Persistent Muscle Spasms
Patient Possession Limits
Two and one-half ounces of usable marijuana
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."
Qualifying patients apply for a designated caregiver, and the designated caregiver must meet specific state requirements.
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.
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Not Legal
Senate Bill 1098 passed 2018. It establishes a pilot program permitting licensed institutions to the ability to research the "growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp." The effective date is August 4, 2019.