10 Fast Facts about the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 02/22/2013 in Medical Marijuana Laws
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Fast Facts 2012
To obtain a medical marijuana card from a medical marijuana doctor in Arizona, applicants must be over the age of 18 with a valid state issued photo ID. Applicants must have a debilitating medical condition with valid medical records outlying their qualified condition.
- Arizona became a medical marijuana state in 2010 when 50.13% of voters passed Proposition 203.
- In Arizona there are 40,463 patients registered for medical marijuana.
- Maricopa County is the largest medical marijuana county in Arizona with 18,001 patients. Second is Pima County with 3,480 patients.
- To obtain a recommendation from an Arizona Marijuana Doctor, a patient must suffer from cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, epilepsy, severe or persistent muscle spasms and multiple sclerosis.
- The cost to apply for a Arizona Marijuana Card is $150, however the fee may be reduced to $75 if applicants can demonstrate need based on income.
- Patients with a Arizona Marijuana Card may possess up to 2.5 ounces in an 14-day period. Patients who live more than 25 miles from a dispensary may cultivate up to 12 cannabis plants.
- The state of Arizona is estimated to earn nearly $50 million from fees and taxes from the medical marijuana program.
- Severe and Chronic pain is cited as the leading medical need with 19,631 patients.
- Arizona’s Medical Marijuana program is demographically split as 73% male and 27% female.
- Arizona Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are the leading physicians that certify for medical cannabis.