Applying for a Patient Card

Obtain a Written Certification

In Arizona, in order to consume medical marijuana to treat a medical condition or the symptoms of a medical condition, you must be diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition which qualifies and allows you to consume medical marijuana to treat that condition. To obtain a written certification:

  • Consult with a physician (medical doctor, osteopath, naturopath, or homeopath licensed to practice in Arizona) regarding your debilitating medical condition.
  • If the physician determines you meet the criteria of the Arizona program and would benefit from the medical consumption of marijuana, he or she issues a written certification.
  • The written certification must be issues on the form provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) within 90 days, before submission of an application for a qualifying patient registry identification card (Patient Card).

Set Up a Qualifying Patient Individual Licensing Portal

To apply for a Patient Card, you must establish a Qualifying Patient Individual Licensing Portal account.

Through the Qualifying Patient Individual Licensing Portal, you are able to:

  • submit and track new and renewal patient applications.
  • view allotment transaction history.
  • view, download, and print electronic Patient Card

Complete and Submit a Qualifying Patient Application

Once you have set up a Qualifying Patient Individual Licensing Portal account, complete and submit a Qualifying Patient Application (Patient Application).

  • Click here to access the Patient Application
  • In conjunction with the Patient Application, you are required to submit a non-refundable fee of $150. If you are currently on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), the cost of a Patient Card is reduced from $150 to $75.

Medical Marijuana Allotment

A Qualifying Patient may purchase up to 2.5 oz. of medical marijuana in any 14-day window. Dispensaries must record how much medical marijuana is dispensed during each transaction, and it is tracked in the electronic Verification System.

  • Qualifying Patients can see a 60-day history of their allotment transactions in their Portal.
  • Only the purchases made today, and the previous 13 days are calculated to determine how much of their 2.5 oz. the Qualifying Patient has available today.

Debilitating Medical Conditions

The following is a list of all debilitating medical conditions for which the use and consumption of medical marijuana has been approved to treat in the State of Arizona

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • 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