If you’re interested in purchasing medical marijuana from a dispensary, you will be required to have a patient card.  The following steps will walk you through the process.

  Feel free to contact us if you need assistance at any point. 


The first step to obtaining a patient card is a doctor’s recommendation. 

When discussing marijuana with your doctor, it is important to be open and honest about why you believe cannabis is the best treatment for you.  If you do not have a regular physician, check your local certification center.  Many of them have a doctor on site who would be happy to assist you on your journey.



If you plan to use a certification center, they will provide you with all of the proper forms and even process them for you.  If you would like to process the paperwork yourself, you will need the following documents:

  • A photo ID.  This can be ONE of the following: valid AZ driver’s license, AZ identification card, AZ registry identification card, or a U.S. passport.
  • A current (within 60 days) photo.  Must be 2″x2″ in size, natural color, on a plain white background, and front view of an individual’s full face (no hats, headgear, etc.)
  • A complete and signed Patient Attestation Form
  • A signed Physician Certification Form

Each document must be scanned and uploaded into .PDF format.  Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Once you have gathered all of the necessary documents, the next step is to submit them online at the
Arizona Department Of Health Services.


Once the ADHS receives and approves your application, your card should be delivered by mail within 10 business days.  As soon as you receive your patient card, you will be able to begin making purchases at your local Arizona dispensaries.

frequently asked questions:

What medical conditions will qualify a patient for medical marijuana?
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
    • Severe and chronic pain;
    • Severe nausea;
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
DO i need to bring any paperwork with me to my appointment?
If you are going to a certificaiton center, you will need to show photo ID and proof of residency such as a bank statement, lease, utility bill, etc.
How much marijuana Can I purchase?
Patients can buy up to 2.5 ounces per 14-day period.
can i grow marijuana?
According to current law, you are only able to grow marijuana if a dispensray is not operating within twenty-five (25) miles of your home.
how much does it cost to get a patient card?
The state processing fee is $150, and that does not include any additinoal doctors visits that may be required.

If you are on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, your state processing fee is reduced to $75.

how long is my patient card good for?

A patient card is valid for 1 year.