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How to Get Your Arizona Medical Marijuana Card

  • 1. Sign Up

    Just fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire for one of our available medical marijuana practitioners to review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Meet face-to-face via video chat with an Arizona state-licensed MMJ practitioner today, and receive a thorough, honest evaluation about whether you qualify for the program.

  • 3. Get Your State Card

    If your doctor approves you, they'll fill out and issue your PDF certification via email. You'll use this form to fill out your state application and get your state-issued card. Your AZ medical card will be valid for two years.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Arizona?
Meet your perks.

Medical cannabis is available to more patients in AZ than adult-use sales, and a med card allows for home cultivation.
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AZ med card holders can possess up to 2.5 ounces compared to 1 ounce for adult users without an MMJ card.
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AZ medical marijuana patients are exempt from the state's municipal cannabis excise tax.
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Arizona medical marijuana card holders receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a med card.
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Trusted and loved by over 1M people.

  • " They are super efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Doctor was super friendly and helpful and I was approved within minutes. NuggMD made getting my medical cannabis card a breeze! Highly recommend!!"

    Noah R.

    Noah R.

    4 months ago
  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

    Linda D.

    Linda D.

    4 months ago
  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

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  • " I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process. It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD"

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  • " Amazing, fast, simple, and straightforward. Would recommend to everyone"

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Qualifying conditions in Arizona

Qualifying conditions in Arizona include:

How to register for a med card in Arizona

Getting your Arizona MMJ card is easy with NuggMD. Just see your practitioner online via video chat to get your evaluation. Once approved by your practitioner, you’ll sign into the Arizona Department of Health website, submit your application and documents, and pay the $150 fee.

The state will review your card, usually within 5 business days, and issue your electronic card via email. The state no longer issues physical cards. If approved, your card will be good for two years.

Learn more about how to get your medical card in Arizona.

How to renew your med card in Arizona

Renewing your AZ medical marijuana card is a bi-annual requirement for the program.  Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Arizona medical card is easy. And NuggMD makes your renewal even easier!

  • We’ll send an email reminding you when it’s time to renew.
  • Sign into NuggMD and see your Arizona state-licensed practitioner.
  • Then sign back into Arizona’s Department of Health, complete your renewal, and pay the $150 renewal application fee.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Arizona

Arizona medical marijuana patients may opt to have a caregiver purchase and administer their medical cannabis. Patients under 18 require a caregiver to participate in the program. 

Patients must qualify and be approved before they can submit a caregiver application. Caregivers may also be patients as long as they meet the necessary requirements and successfully complete the application process. Caregivers may have up to five patients but each patient must submit a separate application for the caregiver. 

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Have an Arizona driver’s license or ID issued on or after October 1, 1996
  • Be designated by a qualifying and approved Arizona medical marijuana patient
  • Agree to assist the patient with the use of medical cannabis, and pledge not to divert cannabis to non-permitted individuals
  • Submit to a background check or provide documentation of a valid level I fingerprint clearance
  • Submit payment

Caregivers cannot:

  • Use their patient’s cannabis
  • Distribute the patient’s cannabis to anyone else

Caregiver medical marijuana cards are $200. Approved caregiver applications are valid for 2 years.

Learn more about how to become a caregiver in Arizona.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Arizona residents with qualifying medical conditions may apply for a medical marijuana card with a physician’s recommendation.


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  • AIDS/HIV, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, PTSD, Cachexia or wasting syndrome, Severe and chronic pain, Severe nausea, Seizures including epilepsy characteristic, Severe or persistent muscle spasms including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

  • Arizona law allows patients to request additional medical conditions be added to the list of qualifying ones twice a year. In January and July, the state will accept written requests filed with other required information to support the need to add the condition to the state’s official list.

  • Adult-use and medical cannabis are both legal in Arizona. Medical patients are extended benefits like additional legal protections, have higher possession limits, and are exempt from paying the excise tax.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost, no-risk evaluations to patients. If you aren’t approved, you don’t pay for your evaluation. Arizona’s medical marijuana card costs $150 for the initial and renewal application. Caregiver applications are $200. The cost of the state card is in addition to the cost of the evaluation.

  • Since cannabis is still federally illegal, health insurance will not cover any of the costs of medical marijuana treatment.

  • Getting your evaluation with NuggMD can take as little as 15 minutes. However, the state often takes up to 5 business days to process your application and send out your electronic card via email. If approved, your card will be good for 2 years.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. Once you’ve been approved and issued your certification, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Absolutely! You have the right to see any state-approved practitioner to assess your qualifying condition and discuss medical cannabis treatment.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • No. Arizona only allows residents with a valid Arizona driver’s license or ID issued on or after October 1, 1996 to apply for the medical marijuana program.


    Learn more about Arizona’s cannabis laws and regulations.