Welcome to GreenWay Arizona! We are an online resource and physicians’ network that helps patients obtain their medical marijuana cards in Arizona. We also have a full range of online resources to help you navigate the application process and learn more as you begin your treatment with medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana History in Arizona
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act was contained in Ballot Proposition 203, which was approved Nov. 2, 2010, by 50.13% of voters. This allows qualifying patients with specific debilitating conditions to obtain, possess, and use marijuana for medical purposes. The law requires the Arizona Department of Health to establish a system for the registration and renewal of applications for patients, designated caregivers, and non-profit dispensaries. Revised rules for regulating medical marijuana and set application dates was announced on April 11, 2012 by ADHS.
“Approval to operate” was awarded to Arizona Organix on November 15th, 2012. The state’s first dispensary opened in Glendale on December 6, 2012. In connection with that, ADHS has denied numbers of requests to cultivate among cardholders since the majority were within 25 miles of this new dispensary.
Senate Bill 1443, which was signed by Gov. Jan Brewer on May 07, 2013, provides that while possession and use of marijuana is prohibited on post-secondary school campuses, the law exempts medical marijuana research projects that are being conducted in those schools.
As of January 01, 2015, PTSD has been added to the list of approved conditions.