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How do I set up an appointment with Arizona Medical Marijuana

First, fill out the Medical Release Form and cover sheet. Please be sure to include your doctor’s name and phone number and send it in. Arizona Medical Marijuana Doctors will contact your doctor to obtain your medical records. Once we’ve received your medical documents, we’ll call you to set up an appointment.

What medical conditions are considered medical marijuana conditions?

Patients must suffer from a debilitating medical condition, defined as:* cancer, glaucoma or positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease or nail patella. Or:

* a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one of more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome;
* severe or chronic pain;
* severe nausea;
* seizures, including but not limited to those caused by epilepsy; or
* severe or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to, those which are characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that is defined as chronic and debilitating.

What medical documentation should I fax?

Our physicians require that each patient have current medical records within past 3 years that document the existence of one of the conditions for which medical marijuana is authorized under Arizona state law. You must either obtain your medical records yourself (which may involve a fee) and mail or fax them in to us, or you may authorize that your medical records be faxed or mailed to our office. AZMMCC requires the records to be current within the past three years and relate to your qualifying condition. Documentation is required for at least two (2) of your most recent visits pertaining to your qualifying condition for your medical marijuana application.

How can I obtain my medical records??

Our staff can obtain your medical records with a Medical Release Form or you can call your physician or the hospital where you received treatment and tell them you need copies of your medical records. They will tell you the process of obtaining your medical records and usually have you sign an authorization form to release the records.

Where can I fax my medical records to be considered for a medical marijuana appointment?

You may fax your records to one of the following:

• Fax Medical Records to 855-305-4152

It is your responsibility to make sure your medical records have arrived to our office in full and ready for review if you wish to be considered for a medical marijuana appointment.

Do I need to be referred to AZMMCC by another physician?

No. AZMMCC can evaluate anyone who feels that they can benefit from medical marijuana.

How long will the certification last?

Certifications are valid for one year after your medical marijuana registration is approved. We recommend that you to make an appointment before the expiration date so that you can be re-evaluated and obtain a renewal of your physician certification.

How much marijuana could a qualifying patient buy?

Qualifying patients registered with ADHS (or a registered designated caregiver on behalf of the qualifying patient) would be able to obtain up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in a 14-day period from a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary. If the qualifying patient’s home were located more than 25 miles from the nearest nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary, the patient or designated caregiver would be able to cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility.

How much marijuana can a qualifying patient Obtain?

Medical marijuana patients are permitted to purchase up to two (2) ounces of medical cannabis per month in raw or edible form. Patients are not permitted to grow it themselves.

How do I register as a medical marijuana patient with the state?

Qualifying patient would have to submit a signed written certification issued by the physician that stated that in the physician’s professional opinion the patient would likely receive therapeutic or symptom-relieving benefits from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate a debilitating medical condition. The certification would have to specify the debilitating medical condition and be made in the course of a physician-patient relationship after the physician had completed a full assessment of the patient’s medical history. If the qualifying patient were under 18 years of age, the patient’s custodial parent or legal guardian would have to submit written certifications from two physicians, and the custodial parent or legal guardian would have to consent in writing to control the patient’s medical use of the marijuana.

Will my insurance company cover the certification process, consultation or medical marijuana application?

No. Insurance companies do not cover the cost of certification process, consultation or application for medical marijuana at the current time.