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How to get anArizona Medical Marijuana Card

If you’re interested in getting an Arizona medical cannabis card and visiting the dispensary, the following steps will guide you through the process. Feel free to contact our helpful staff if you need assistance. We look forward to serving you.

Step 1: Eligibility

If you live in Arizona and you have a qualifying medical condition, you are eligible to apply for your medical cannabis card. Patients diagnosed with any of the following conditions are eligible to apply for a card:

  • Chronic pain
  • PTSD
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Seizures


In order to receive your medical marijuana card, you’ll need to begin by obtaining a physician recommendation. There are many doctors currently approving patients for medical marijuana in Arizona. When discussing medical cannabis with your doctor, it’s important to be honest about your health situation and explain why you believe medical cannabis treatment will be beneficial for you.


Once you’ve received your doctor recommendation, you’ll need to submit a patient application to the AZ Dept. of Health Services. Click here to access the instructions and online application. Medical cards are mailed to the patient within 5 business days of receiving a complete application.


Once you’ve received your medical marijuana card, you’re welcome to visit the dispensary and make purchases. Our staff will be happy to assist you in selecting the best products for your specific condition and symptoms. To view our current dispensary menus, click here for SWC Tempe or click here for SWC Prescott.


For general questions, you may find the information you need on the AZ Dept. of Health Services Q&A page. If you have questions about products at the dispensary, please click here to contact our staff. We look forward to serving you!