Arizona (AZ) Medical Marijuana Laws

Proposition 203 passed in 2010, allowing use and possession of marijuana for patients with “written certification” from their physician. Patients may not cultivate within 25 miles of a state-licensed dispensary. The law recognizes “visiting qualifying patients,” those with valid doctor’s recommendations from other medical marijuana states.

  • Illnesses: cancer; glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; hepatitis C; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease); Crohn’s disease; Alzheimer’s disease; any medical condition producing cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, nausea, seizures, etc. (other conditions subject to state approval)
  • Possession: 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana
  • Cultivation: 12 marijuana plants, none within 25 miles of a licensed dispensary
  • Caregivers: Must sign a statement promising not to deliver to anyone but the patient to whom you have been designated
  • Statute: Arizona Revised Statutes 36-2801 36-2819