1. Q. How much Medicine am I allowed to possess?
A. "Allowable amount of marijuana" With respect to a qualifying patient, it means:
two-and-one-half ounces of usable marijuana.
2. Q. What if I have a designated caregiver?
A. With respect to a designated caregiver, the "allowable amount of marijuana"
for each patient assisted by the designated caregiver:
(i) Two-and-one-half ounces of usable marijuana; and
(ii) If the designated caregiver's registry identification card provides that the designated caregiver is authorized to cultivate marijuana,
twelve marijuana plants contained in an enclosed, locked facility except that the plants are not required to be in an enclosed, locked
facility if the plants are being transported because the designated caregiver is moving.
3. Q. What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana?
A. "Debilitating medical condition" means one or more of the following:
(a) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus,
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease or the treatment of these conditions.
(b) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that
produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and
chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or
severe and persistent muscle spasms including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
5. Q. What is a Caregiver.
A: "Designated caregiver" means a person who:
(a) Is at least twenty-one years of age.
(b) Has agreed to assist with a patient's medical use of marijuana.
(c) Has not been convicted of an excluded felony offense.
(d) Assists no more than five qualifying patients with the medical use of marijuana.
(e) May receive reimbursement for actual costs incurred in assisting a registered
qualifying patient's medical use of marijuana if the registered designated caregiver is
connected to the registered qualifying patient through the department's registration
process. The designated caregiver may not be paid any fee or compensation for his
service as a caregiver.
6. Q. How does the Arizona Health dept define Marijuana?
A: "Marijuana" means all
parts of any plant of the genus cannabis whether growing or not, and the seeds of
7. Q. What constitutes Medical use?
A: "Medical use" means the acquisition,
possession, cultivation, manufacture, use, administration, delivery, transfer or
transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia relating to the administration of
marijuana to treat or alleviate a registered qualifying patient's debilitating medical
condition or symptoms associated with the patient's debilitating medical condition.
8. Q. Can a chiropractor or PA sign my certification form?
A: No, only a Physician can. "Physician" means a doctor of medicine who holds a valid
and existing license to practice medicine pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or its successor,
a doctor of osteopathic medicine who holds a valid and existing license to practice.
osteopathic medicine pursuant to title 32, chapter 17 or its successor, a naturopathic physician
who holds a valid and existing license to practice naturopathic medicine pursuant to
title 32, chapter 14 or its successor or a homeopathic physician who holds a valid and
existing license to practice homeopathic medicine pursuant to title 32, chapter 29 or
9 Q. Who is considered a qualifying patient?
A: "Qualifying patient" means a person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a
debilitating medical condition.
10. Q. What is Usable Marijuana?
A: "Usable marijuana" means the dried flowers of the marijuana plant, and any
mixture or preparation thereof, but does not include the seeds, stalks and roots
of the plant and does notinclude the weight of any non-marijuana ingredients combined
with marijuana and prepared for consumption as food or drink.
11. Q. Does the Physician give me a prescription for medical marijuana?
A: No, the Physician does not prescribe medical marijuana but provides a written certification
form. A "Written certification" means a document dated and signed by a physician,
stating that in the physician's professional opinion the patient is likely to receive
therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana to treat or
alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the
debilitating medical condition.
12. Q. What is CBD or Cannabidiol?
A. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoid; potent anti-inflammatory.
CBD indications or uses:
Seizures, including epilepsy characteristic
Persistent muscle spasms, including those of multiple sclerosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Digestive Disorders such as Crohn's disease, Colitis or Severe Nausea
Diabetes - (blocks development of diabetes type I)
insomnia- modulated sleep
New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH)
13. Q. What are Cannabinoids?
A: Cannabinoids are the active molecules in Cannabis (marijuana). THC, is the most famous Cannabinoid.
It is pscyhoactive (i.e. gets you high). Other Cannabinoids contained in Cannabis include CBD,
CBN, CBC, THCA, THCV, CBG.
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