In 2010, Arizona voters passed Proposition 203 giving the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) 120 days to create a comprehensive medical marijuana program. The first patient applications for identification cards were accepted in April 2011, and the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2013.
Medical Marijuana Patients Have An Allotment
Once you’ve obtained your medical marijuana card in Arizona, you can purchase medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary, like Nature’s Medicines. As a patient, you’ll have a medical marijuana allotment you must adhere to.Every two weeks you can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis from a dispensary in Arizona - or a designated medical marijuana caregiver. Be aware that you can only possess up to 2.5 ounces at any time.
How Dispensaries Track Your Allotment
Every time you purchase medical marijuana at a licensed dispensary, the quantity is forwarded to AZDHS making it easy for them, and you, to keep track of your allotment. Every Arizona medical marijuana dispensary and caregiver has to report what you purchase, to track your allotment.
Medical Marijuana Products In Arizona
In Arizona, medical marijuana is available in many forms and strengths. At Nature’s Medicines dispensaries, you can choose from a number of ways to consume medical marijuana, including smoking or vaping flower (buds), edibles, topicals, tinctures, concentrates (including vape cartridges), and suppositories.
Edibles - How To Calculate Arizona Allotments
In Arizona, the allotment for medical marijuana edibles is based on the amount of flower it takes to produce the concentrate (known as butter) that’s the key ingredient in all medicated edibles.
Concentrates - How To Calculate Arizona Allotments
The state of Arizona calculates that each gram of concentrate requires roughly four grams of flower, depending on the method of extraction and other variables. For example, if you’re buying one gram of concentrate, four grams of marijuana were required to make it.
Growing Your Own Medical Marijuana
There are qualifying factors for home growing, most importantly living at least 25 miles away from the nearest dispensary. If you do, you or your designated caregiver may be able to grow up to 12 medical marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility.
For complete information about Arizona allotments for medical marijuana, please visit our medical marijuana dispensary in Phoenix or our medical marijuana dispensary in Glendale.