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    Medical Marijuana

 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 
          such plant.

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.

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
         its successor.

 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.
 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.

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
    Osteoarthritis Pain
    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)
 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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