Frequently Asked Questions

About Cannabis Certifications

You can access the individual licensing portal by clicking this link.

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  • Arizona Driver’s License, state issued ID card, or a valid U.S. Passport Booklet
  • Our Patient Intake Form. Available in office or on our website under “Resources”.
  • Medical Record: State law requires that a physician, other than the certifying doctor, has evaluated you for your qualifying condition within the last 12 months. If you have seen a physician about your condition with the last year, please complete our medical record release form and we will obtain the records for you. If you do not have a valid medical record, our physician can perform a pain exam during your visit.
Please expect your appointment to be within 45-60 minutes.

We charge $100 for your evaluation with one of our physicians which includes a pain exam if needed. We take care of everything for you, including properly uploading your application to the state. Just remember that the state has their own fee that is required at the time of uploading.

We accept all major credit and debit cards.

No. Insurance companies do not cover the certification process at this time.

Arizona requires a $150 application fee for a new or renewing qualifying patient. Patients in SNAP are eligible for a discount and are required to pay only $75. The state does normally NOT accept HSA accounts.

Qualifying patients participating in the SNAP program will need to provide a copy of an eligibility notice or electronic benefits transfer card that demonstrates their enrolled status. Please provide one of the following for a discount off the state application fee:

The Arizona Department of Health Services will issue your registry identification card within 5 working days at the most after applications have been submitted.

Only MD (allopathic), DO (osteopathic), MDH or DOH (homeopathic) or ND (naturopathic) physicians with a valid Arizona license may certify patients. All of our doctors meet these standards and are in good standing with their medical boards.

No, we are just the doctors that evaluate your condition for certification of the card. Once you are approved as a qualifying patient, you can obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary, a qualifying designated caregiver, another qualifying patient, or, if you authorized to cultivate, from home cultivation. When you are issued a card, the Arizona Department of Health will send you an approval email and will provide a list of all operating dispensaries you can use.

In November of 2010, voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act under Proposition 203. It called for the Arizona Department of Health Services to create a medical marijuana program within 120 days from the election results. To read the full statutes govering the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website for very helpful information.

No one. Arizona supports a database that can only look up 20 digit patient ID numbers. Law enforcement and employeers cannot type in your name and find out if you have a card.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, “The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act states that an employer will not be able to penalize a qualifying patient with a registry identification card for a positive drug test for marijuana, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana on the employment premises or during hours of employment. If you are unsure how the Act applies to you, consult an attorney licensed to practice law in Arizona.” (, Sept. 29, 2013)
  • According to Section 36-2813:

    No school or landlord may refuse to enroll or lease to and may not otherwise penalize a person solely for his status as a cardholder, unless failing to do so would cause the school or landlord to lose a monetary or licensing related benefit under federal law or regulations.”

  • Unless a failure to do so would cause an employer to lose a monetary or licensing related benefit under federal law or regulations, an employer may not discriminate against a person in hiring, termination or imposing any term or condition of employment or otherwise penalize a person based upon either:

    1. The person’s status as a cardholder.
    2. A registered qualifying patient’s positive drug test for marijuana components or metabolites, unless the patient used, possessed or was impaired by marijuana on the premises of the place of employment or during the hours of employment.
    3. No person may be denied custody of or visitation or parenting time with a minor, and there is no presumption of neglect or child endangerment for conduct allowed under this chapter, unless the person’s behavior creates an unreasonable danger to the safety of the minor as established by clear and convincing evidence.

Yes, if you have a written certification from an Arizona physician, you can obtain a registry identificion card.

Yes. You must prove Arizona residency by providing a Arizona driver’s license, an Arizona identification card, an Arizona registry identification card, or a photograph page from your passport. Additionally, your physican certification form must be completed by an Arizona licensed physician. If you meet those guidelines, you can hold an Arizona medical marijuana card as well as from another state.

Visit the ADHS Medical Marijuana Program website. Enter your card number and name and you will be able to update your information.