On November 3, 2020, Arizona voters voted "yes" on Proposition 207, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, a voter initiative to allow adults 21 years of age or older to use, possess, or transfer up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate for personal use not more than six marijuana plants at a primary residence; bans smoking marijuana in public places and open spaces; amends criminal classifications and penalties for marijuana possession and use; allows the retail sale of marijuana at licensed establishments; imposes a 16% excise tax on marijuana sales to fund community colleges, infrastructure, public safety, and public health programs; authorizes state and local regulation of the sale and production of marijuana by a capped number of licensees; and allows courts to vacate and expunge certain marijuana arrests, charges, adjudications, convictions, or sentences.
Adult use of marijuana is an adult 21 years of age or older possessing, consuming, purchasing, processing, manufacturing by manual or mechanical means, including sieving or ice water separation but excluding chemical extraction or chemical synthesis, or transporting one ounce or less of marijuana, except that not more than five grams of marijuana may be in the form of marijuana concentrate. See A.R.S. § 36-2852(A)(1)
"Medical use" of marijuana is defined in Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 36-2801 as "... 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."
A "Qualifying patient", according to A.R.S. § 36-2801(15) is a "person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition."
A "debilitating medical condition" is defined in A.R.S. § 36-2801 as:
No, marijuana may not be smoked in public. See A.R.S. §§ 36-2802(B), (C); 36-2851
No, a person cannot drive, fly or boat while under the influence of marijuana. See A.R.S. §§ 36-2802; 36-2851
A person 21 years of age or older may purchase one ounce or less of adult use marijuana, except that not more than 5 grams of marijuana may be in the form of marijuana concentrate.
The amount purchased cannot cause the registered qualifying patient to exceed the limit of obtaining no more than 2.5 ounces of marijuana in a 14 day period.
Yes, as long as you are 21 years old or older and do not possess more than the allowable amount.
An employer retains the right to maintain a drug-and-alcohol-free workplace. See A.R.S. § 36-2851(1), (2), (6), (7) and (9)
An employee has some protections from discrimination as a registered qualified patient. See A.R.S. § 36-2813(B)
A 16% excise tax has been placed on adult use marijuana products. (See A.R.S. § 42-5452) However, there is no excise tax on medical marijuana.
Though Proposition 207 allowing the adult use of marijuana has passed, the medical marijuana program will continue its service to qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions. The decision to keep a Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Card is your own.
Though Proposition 207 allowing the adult use of marijuana has passed, the medical marijuana program will continue its service to qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions. Qualified Patient and Caregiver Cards will remain active until the expiration date of the card or until an individual submits a request to void the card. It will be the determination of the cardholder if they wish to renew their medical marijuana card.
No, the fees are nonrefundable according to A.A.C. R9-17-102(A).
All registry identification cards expire two years after their date of issue according to A.R.S. § 36-2804.06. In order to maintain status as a qualifying patient with a debilitating medical condition, you would need to renew your card in accordance with A.A.C. R9-17-204.