Over the past two decades medical marijuana laws have been changing rapidly throughout the United States. Since each state’s medical marijuana laws are run by the state, and not federally, each has its own set of laws. To be able to keep up with the laws we give you facts below about state run medical marijuana laws, and specifically Arizona medical marijuana laws.
As of 2019, a total of 33 states have approved marijuana in a medical or recreational use. With these states the District of Columbia, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam have also approved programs. Currently 11 states and the District of Columbia are fully legalized; however, crossing state lines can have serious consequences on you even in fully legalized states. Whether you have a medical card or not there can be repercussions if you decide to travel with any flower or extract from one state to another. It’s important to be aware of your state’s laws, and any state you may travel to in the future. So, before you take your trip outside of Phoenix let us tell you what their laws are.
LAWS IN ARIZONA
In the state of Arizona, Proposition 203 was passed in 2010 for the use of medical marijuana by Arizona voters. Since then the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) has been regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). The AMMA act allows seriously ill patients to be treated with medical marijuana, and also protects patients from prosecution under their doctor’s recommendation to receive a medical marijuana card.
Under Proposition 203, a patient is able to receive a medical marijuana card if they have at least one qualifying condition. With a medical marijuana card a patient is allowed an allotment of 2.5 ounces every two weeks. Patients are also allowed to possess 2.5 ounces without being detained with a valid card; however, carrying less is always better! Arizona is known to have some of the hardest criminal marijuana laws in the United States for those who are not registered patients. Be smart about carrying medical marijuana on yourself – even with your card!
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Arizona has one of the strictest driving under the influence (DUI) policies in the United States. To be safe and protect yourself don’t drive under the influence! If police suspect you are under the influence they have the right to take a blood test. However, refusing to take the blood test the can lead to worse penalties, such as losing a license. We advise you for your safety and others safety to drive soberly.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
When passing through federal land such as monuments, national parks, national forests, and federal properties it is important to remember that possession of cannabis, even with a card, is illegal. Being caught on federal land with medical marijuana can is punishable by up to a year in jail and a hefty fine. After multiple offenses this punishment continues to rise. It is also important to remember that even on the ski slopes cannabis is illegal. The actual slope is considered federal land, but the base may be private. Be sure that if you are carrying flower or a CCELL cartridge and battery on you to be aware of federal vs private/public land.
In August of 2019, Arizona passed a new law that a medical marijuana card is valid for two years from its registration date after August 27, 2019. The new law allows patients safer medicine and new patient registration that will only cost half of the price. In the future the ADHS hopes to get rid of the cards and create an electronic medical marijuana card. Although this isn’t guaranteed yet a plan is being developed to help eliminate a wait time.
Another law recently passed in the state of Arizona is that testing labs are now considered legal, and their employees are now legally handling cannabis. The 7 labs in Arizona are here to help implement the importance of testing and preventing contaminants such as mold, pesticides, and other residues. Allowing testing to become legal now gives patients the opportunity to see testing results for all different cannabis products. By allowing laboratory testing, the state of Arizona is now working harder than ever to be sure cannabis consumption is safe.
Not only is Arizona medical marijuana now laboratory tested but DC Alchemy also makes sure that all our cartridges laboratory tested quality assured for your safety and shipped same-day from the United States. Since Arizona allows flower, concentrates, and edibles why not purchase a large shipment of cartridges from a leading wholesaler for CCELLs? With our warehouse located in the United States we are able to provide you with same-day shipping and 2-3 day delivery. Contact us for all your wholesale cartridge needs!