With more states in the US legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational use, the demand for cannabis products has increased considerably. If you have a health condition for which medical marijuana has been prescribed, or want to just enjoy the awesome high of cannabis, the first step is to know the state laws. In this post, we are discussing the cannabis laws in Arizona.
Is weed legal in Arizona? Yes, but only for medical purposes. In other words, recreational cannabis is still banned in the state. To use cannabis in Arizona, you must have a condition for which your physician must have prescribed marijuana. With that prescription, you have to apply and get the medical marijuana card, which is then required to get your supplies. You can buy cannabis with your medical marijuana card from any licensed dispensary in the state.
What about outsiders visiting Arizona?
If you are visiting Arizona and want to carry cannabis with you, you have to carry all the necessary documents, which allows you to use marijuana in your home state. In other words, if the document – either a prescription or card – is valid in your home state, the same will be considered as legal and valid in Arizona too. However, you cannot buy medical marijuana in the state with a MMC from another state. It is legal although to have up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis with you, as long as you have a medical marijuana card. Keep in mind that the rules are extremely strict, and the US Border Patrol will inspect all vehicles, and your supplies could be seized if you don’t have the necessary documents.
Other things to know
If you are driving in the state, you could be still charged with DUI because of cannabis influence, even if you have the documentation. Medical cannabis users, however, will have the option of proving that they were not extremely high when they were arrested. Medical cannabis cannot be used on federal land or national parks anywhere in the state, and you cannot consume cannabis on college campuses, schools, or any rehab center.
Medical cannabis users can safely buy their supplies from any licensed dispensary in the state. If you are visiting Arizona and need medical marijuana, you can get the limited amount as stated, from your home state, as you cannot buy from local dispensaries in the state.