Status: In Arizona, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
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Number of Arizona Licenses Available
The History of Arizona Marijuana
In November 2010 Arizona legalized medical marijuana through a majority vote of Proposition 203. The state’s Department of Health Services regulates the program and since legalization has awarded close to a hundred dispensary licenses. The department reopened the dispensary licensing application process in July of 2016 – there were 750 submitted applications for 31 licenses.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: 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, PTSD, 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.