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420 with CNW – Four Easy Steps to Getting Your Arizona Medical Marijuana Card in 2019

In 2013, Phoenix New Times published an article showing people the step by step process of getting their Arizona Medical Marijuana Card. After August 27 of 2019, a new law signed by Governor Doug of Arizona allows patients, caregivers and pharmacy agents to access the medical marijuana card at half the cost. The card gives them the privilege of obtaining medical marijuana for two years instead of one.

The card is accessible by almost every resident of Arizona; therefore, if you are a marijuana consumer, make it a priority to get one of these out-of-jail free cards. Marijuana possession and consumption remains a felony for those who are not patients. Possession of marijuana products is classified as a class four crime, and it is likened to heroin possession and weapons misconduct.

This article gives you a step-by-step guide of the exact processes you need to follow to get your Arizona medical marijuana card.

  1. Find out the Qualifying Conditions

To qualify for the medical cannabis card, you need to have one or more of the following ailments: ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic pain, cachexia, Crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, seizures, or severe nausea. Most of the patients qualifying for the medical card complain of chronic pain together with other ailments, or on its own.

  1. Find a Qualified Medical Marijuana Doctor

Having qualifying conditions is not enough; you still need to find a qualified medical marijuana evaluator to give you a recommendation. You can find MMJ (medical marijuana) evaluators online or in newspapers. The MMJ doctor can be a naturopath, an osteopath or homoeopath who is registered in Arizona. A single visit will cost you $75-$150. If there are no qualifying conditions in your record, the MMJ doctor will refer you to another doctor. The designated doctor, for an additional fee, will provide you with an official diagnosis. People suffering from menstrual cramps and soreness from old injury also qualify for the Arizona medical cannabis card.

  1. Submit Your Application

The Arizonian Department of Health Services (DHS) provides guidelines on the process of submitting applications. You can visit the site https://azdhs.gov/licensing/medical-marijuana/index.php. In earlier days, people used to submit their applications, but in recent times the doctors upload your photo and documentation to the DHS system. As the applicant, you will have to sign a form promising not to sell or misuse your medication. The application will cost you $150, but if you qualify for food assistance, you will only pay $75. If you are issued with the new MMJ card, you will have access to medical marijuana for two years.

  1. Get Your Medical Marijuana

After you have received your medical marijuana card, you can start enjoying the benefits of weed by purchasing from a certified pharmacy near you. You are allowed to buy up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis every two weeks. If you live 25 miles or farther from the nearest dispensary, you are allowed to grow a few medical marijuana plants.

A court ruling passed in 2019 prohibits patients from smoking weed in public or a car in a public parking space. The patients should also keep medical marijuana from children.

Possession of the Arizona medical card provides defense against prosecution, but it does not erase state laws governing marijuana. Therefore patients should abide by the rules because breaking them lands you in felony territory. In Arizona, more than 200,000 patients are enjoying the benefits of medical marijuana without fear of being arrested.

Analysts expect the entire marijuana industry, including VIVO Cannabis Inc. (CSE: VIVO) (OTCQX: VVCIF) and VPR Brands LP (OTCQB: VPRB), to applaud the fact that Arizona patients now no longer have to go through the hassles of getting a new card each year.

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