Do I need to apply for my qualified patient card online? Can I walk it in?
No, Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) will only accept applications submitted online.
How can I apply for a registry identification card to possess and use medical marijuana?
A qualifying patient, who has been diagnosed with one of the debilitating medical conditions will need to get a written certification from a physician (medical doctor, osteopath, naturopath, or homeopath licensed to practice in Arizona) with whom he/she has a physician-patient relationship. The written certification has to be on a form provided by the ADHS within 90 days before submitting an application for a registry identification card. After obtaining the written certification from the physician, the qualifying patient can apply online for a registry identification card.
Your website requires that I submit electronic copies of everything in PDF format. I don’t know how to do that. How should I proceed?
PDF is the Adobe Portable Document Format used to store documents and pictures digitally. Some computers and software can save documents in PDF format. If you are unable or unsure whether you can save documents in PDF format, some businesses offer the service of converting or saving your documents and will provide them on a CD or a memory card. Consult your local telephone or internet listing directory.
I can’t afford the cost of a qualifying patient card. Is there a way to pay less?
For a qualifying patient who is currently on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), the cost of a registry identification card is reduced from $150 to $75.
If I am a SNAP participant, how do I show proof that I am receiving those benefits?
If qualifying patients wish to apply for the reduced fee card, they must submit with their application a copy of an eligibility notice or electronic benefits transfer card that shows they are participating in the SNAP program with their application for a registry identification card.
What medical conditions will qualify a patient for medical marijuana?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
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
Seizures, including those characteristics of epilepsy
Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristics of multiple sclerosis
For more information please visit- http://www.azdhs.gov/licensing/medical-marijuana/index.php
How to get Medical Marijuana Card
We will guide you through this step by step process and if you qualify for medical marijuana we will help you obtain the patient card with ease.
Just call us at Kompo Care (928) 536-5151 to find out more how to get your state medical card. We can file your application online to ADHS for a fee of $40.00 or you may file on your own at no cost.
Any additional information can be obtained through Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) http://www.azdhs.gov/
To get STARTED follow the steps below
Step 1: Review the QUALIFYING CONDITIONS on the ADHS home page or on Marijuana Law & FAQ link (http://www.azdhs.gov/
Step 2: Obtain your MEDICAL RECORDS. Records must NOT be more than 1 year old. Bring your current medical records at the time of your appointment (in some cases they can be obtained directly from your doctor).
Step 3: Bring IDENTIFICATION in accordance with Arizona Department of Health Services to your scheduled appointment. Following original documents can be used:
- Arizona drivers license issued on or after October 1, 1996
- Arizona identification card issued on or after October 1, 1996
- Arizona registry identification card
- Photograph page in the patient’s United States passport.
- Arizona Driver’s License or Identification Card issued before Oct 1, 1996 AND one of the following:
- Birth Certificate verifying United States citizenship
- United States Certificate of Naturalization
- United States Certificate of Citizenship
Step 4: Schedule an APPOINTMENT with a qualifying doctor to complete all the necessary paperwork to be filed with ADHS online and follow instructions.
Step 5: Processing FEES for the doctor need to be paid at visit. We can help and do the paperwork for you and file for $40.00 processing fee.
ADHS fee is $150.00 or $75.00 if you are on a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP Card)
Arizona passed Proposition #203 in November 2010. This allows the Medical Marijuana Act to protect terminally or seriously ill patients from state prosecution for using limited amounts of marijuana with their doctor’s recommendation. Qualifying patients whose doctors have recommended medical marijuana use to treat one of the designated qualifying conditions must register with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and for a fee of $150.00 for an initial or renewal registry identification card for a qualifying patient. Some qualifying patients may be eligible to pay $75.00 for initial and renewal cards if they currently participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Additional Fees apply for a recommendation/consultation visit through a state licensed doctor with a scheduled appointment*. If you need assistance for us to file your paperwork with the state electronically we can do it all for you for a $40.00 fee. After ADHS reviews your online application you will receive your Medical Marijuana Card in approximately 7-10 working days. This will allow you to use, possess, grow (outside 25 miles radius of a dispensary) and purchase medical marijuana.
*Call us at Kompo for a referral to a recommending doctor (928) 536-5151
Please Visit http://www.azdhs.gov/medicalmarijuana/