Arizona Medical Marijuana Program

Qualifying Patients

  • We would like to inform you that the Information Technology Services division of the Arizona Department of Health Services is going to perform database maintenance starting on Saturday, November 1 2014 at 10 PM and expected to be completed by Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 10 AM. During this period of time, the Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will not be available. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause.
  • The Arizona Department of Health Services will accept Dispensary Registration Certificate applications in late 2015. There will be more information forthcoming regarding which, and the number of, CHAAs that will be available.

Are You an Adult or Under 18?

There are two types of Qualified Patients: Adult Patients and Patients Under the Age of 18. For patients under 18, the patient's custodial parent or legal guardian must be designated as his or her caregiver. Adult patients do not need to designate a caregiver. There are different requirements for an adult patient and patients under the age of 18. To learn more about how to apply for a registry identification card for adult patients and patients under 18, use the links below:

Using Medical Marijuana Safely

ADHS contracts with the Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research (CTPER) which includes the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in Tucson and the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center in Phoenix to provide information to patients and dispensaries. Please visit their website at for some important information about how to use medical marijuana safely.

The Poison and Drug Information Center also provides a 24-hour, 365 day hotline to take your calls regarding medical marijuana concerns such as uses of medical marijuana, side effects, time and effects, and mixing marijuana with other drugs. 1-800-222-1222