Cannabis Friendly Places In Maricopa And Where To Get Your Medical Marijuana Card
Its more important than EVER to have an Arizona Medical Marijuana card.
Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs )
Yes as a patient you need to have the card to have the following benefits.
- With out the card , Recreational marijuana would be subject to the normal sales tax rate and an additional 16% excise tax a total of 25% (AZ Medical Marijuana card holders will not have to pay the excise tax). Besides the direct tax savings, “you can write off your meds” on your state taxes if you’re a cardholder
- As a patient with card you will get the highest quality cannabis products. Arizona governor signed the AZ Senate Bill 1494 requires that all medical marijuana products sold in licensed dispensaries be independently lab tested by November 1, 2020. Testing labs must be accredited and must have no financial relationship with any dispensaries. The measure also reduces application fees for medical cannabis card holders.
- Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act (the “AMMA”) is one of the most unique in the nation. It was the first law to explicitly provide statutory protection against employment discrimination for one’s status as a MMJ cardholder.(A.R.S. § 36-2813 )
NO. Patients with a medical marijuana card can possess up to 2.5 ounces every two weeks (14 days). Where as residents of Arizona 21 and older may posses only up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana or 5 grams of concentrate for recreational use.
NO. MMJ card holders may enjoy greater access to strains with a higher CBD to THC ratio. Cannabis used for medical purposes undergoes a more thorough process before becoming available for consumption.
A. No school or landlord may refuse to enroll or lease to and may not otherwise penalize a person solely for his satus as a cardholder, unless failing to do so would cause the school or landlord to lose a monetary or licensing related benefit under federal law or regulations.
B. Unless a failure to do so would cause an employer to lose a monetary or licensing related benefit under federal law or regulations, an employer may not discriminate against a person in hiring, termination or imposing any term or condition of employment or otherwise penalize a person based upon either:
- The person’s status as a cardholder.
- A registered qualifying patient’s positive drug test for marijuana components or metabolites, unless the patient used, possessed or was impaired by marijuana on the premises of the place of employment or during the hours of employment.
C. For the purposes of medical care, including organ transplants, a registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of marijuana must be considered the equivalent of the use of any other medication under the direction of a physician and does not constitute the use of an illicit substance or otherwise disqualify a registered qualifying patient from medical care.
D. No person may be denied custody of or visitation or parenting time with a minor, and there is no presumption of neglect or child endangerment for conduct allowed under this chapter, unless the person’s behavior creates an unreasonable danger to the safety of the minor as established by clear and convincing evidence.