Get medical marijuana card in Tucson Arizona

Looking out over the exquisite Sonoran desert, the city of Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest, with over half-a-million residents. Called “Optics Valley” because of all the optics systems design and manufacturing firms headquartered there, Tucson is also home to the University of Arizona, the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona State Museum and host to numerous cultural events, from the Tucson Folk Festival to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Along with being a cultural hub, Tucson is one of the cities where medical and recreational marijuana are legal. Few facts from history. The first main event legalizing medical cannabis happened on November 2, 2010, when Arizona voters enacted Proposition 203, with 50.13% of the vote. Ten years later, in November 2020, Proposition 207, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, was passed, making possession and cultivation of recreational marijuana by adults ages 21 and older legal. According to the law, adults 21 and older in Tucson can now legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to five grams of marijuana concentrates. Individuals may also grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes, as long as they are in an enclosed area that is not visible to the public. Since the legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Arizona, at least 10 marijuana dispensaries have opened in Tucson, and now their number has grown much more.

Requirements for a Medical Card in Tucson, Arizona

To get a medical marijuana card in Tucson, Arizona, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Qualifying condition – You must have a medical condition that the Arizona Department of Health lists as qualifying for medical marijuana in the state, such as (but not limited to) HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, Hepatitis C, glaucoma, severe and chronic pain, and PTSD. See the full list of qualifying conditions
  • Doctor’s note – You must have a letter dated within one year of your application for an Arizona medical card that is written and signed by a doctor with a valid and active license to practice medicine in the state of Arizona stating that the doctor is treating you for a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Arizona and that medical marijuana may be a part of that treatment.
  • Age – You must be at least 18 years of age or have a parent or guardian’s authorization. (Note that to use the services of Affordable Certification, you must be at least 21 years of age.)
  • Residence – Arizona must be your primary state of residence.
  • Proof of ID – You must have a valid Arizona driver’s license or other state or government-issued ID listing an Arizona address as your residence and containing a photo of you that resembles how you appear today.

Benefits of Having a Medical Marijuana Card in Tucson

Our skilled and caring staff are available to help you whether you reside in Tucson or a nearby location such as Nogales, Green Valley, Sierra Vista, or Drexel Heights. Simply schedule a meeting with one of our doctors, complete our patient form, and be online at the scheduled time. Obtaining a medical marijuana card in Tucson has never been so easy! Below are some of the benefits you get applying for a medical card in Tucson:

  • You face fewer restrictions. Recreational cannabis is typically restricted to patients over the age of 21 and comes with strict possession restrictions. As a medical marijuana patient, you are subject to fewer restrictions and have greater freedom to obtain your medication in larger quantities.
  • You are better protected under the law. Employers, landlords, and family courts can still discriminate against cannabis users in several recreational-use states. A medical marijuana certification is legal documentation that proves your use is medically necessary. In many jurisdictions, this can shield you from discriminatory or penalized acts.
  • You win financially. As a medical marijuana patient, you will not be subject to the same sales or excise taxes as recreational buyers. You could save 10% or more on every purchase.
  • You have a greater choice. With a medical marijuana card, you are allowed to visit both adult-use and medical dispensaries to make purchases. More options for products and more freedom to shop around for the best prices result from increased access.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card Online in Tucson, Arizona

To get the doctor’s letter you need to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Tucson, you could see your existing doctor or find a new doctor in your community. But perhaps you don’t want your current doctor or your insurance provider knowing you’re using medical marijuana, or you can’t afford the cost of the appointment, or perhaps you don’t have a doctor and are uncomfortable venturing out into your community to find one simply to authorize you for medical marijuana. Whatever your reasons, there is another way you can get your required doctor’s letter completely online, and that is with Affordable Certification.

It’s a simple 3-step process:

  1. Set up an account with Affordable Certification including a password. Answer a short series of questions, provide your basic personal information, provide a digital pic of yourself to use on your card, upload a scan of your Arizona photo ID, sign two forms: the patient intake form and the consent-to-receive telemedicine form, and pay Affordable Certification’s $99 fee.
  2. Meet with one of the Affordable Certification’s network of licensed and qualified Arizona doctors via teleconference. Upon setting up your account, you can either wait in the online waiting room for the next available doctor to see you right away, generally within 15 to 20 minutes, or you can schedule an appointment for a later time and date. In your teleconference, you and the doctor will discuss your condition and symptoms and your use and interest in medical marijuana. Once the doctor is comfortable making and confirming the diagnosis, he or she will write and email you the necessary letter.
  3. With your doctor’s letter and photo ID in hand, you are ready to apply for your medical marijuana card over the Arizona Department of Health online system. Upon uploading all the required documentation, you will pay the fee of $150 for a two-year card (or $75 if you have proof you’re on the SNAP food stamps program.) Once the AZDHS has processed and approved your application, usually within a couple of weeks, you will receive your ready-to-use digital Arizona medical card via email.

With your new digital Arizona medical marijuana card in hand (or on your phone, more likely) you can now visit any Arizona dispensary and purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana over any two-week period.

Why Get a Medical Card in Tucson with AffordableCertification ?

  • We explain the whole application process in detail, learn everything about your condition, and help you with paperwork and processing if you want us to do it on your behalf.
  • We do it quickly. Usually, it takes up to 20 minutes after filling out  the form on the website before you are connected to a licensed marijuana doctor in Tucson. On average, your consultation with an Arizona physician can take 15 minutes. Then your application is submitted on the Arizona Department of Health Services website, and receiving your card can take up to 10 days. After the state has approved your medical marijuana patient status, you will be emailed a link to your medical marijuana card. If you wish, we can make your card physical. You just need to email us a copy of your digital card, and we will print it for $20.
  • We are always ready to assist you. If you need any advice on using medical marijuana for your condition (dosage, form of cannabis, etc.), we are always online to help you get the most from medical cannabis.

When you utilize, you may easily find a doctor in Tucson who is caring, helpful, and legally capable of certifying your condition for medical marijuana state application. Visit this page, which was created to help you find a doctor quickly with a list of all cannabis care locations in Arizona.

3502 S 6th AveTucson, AZ 85713

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