Traveling to Arizona, or do you live there and still don’t get the laws? We feel your pain, so we searched the web for you and pulled together the cannabis laws for consumers in Arizona. 

Please note that laws are consistently changing and although we work hard to keep this information as up to date as possible we suggest checking with the state’s government site as well.

The Basics

The Need to Know


Patients must always carry their medical cards on them if they are carrying cannabis. As a patient you can possess no more than 2.5 ounces of “usable cannabis” at any time.

If you are caught with cannabis and are not a medical card holder you can face large fines and jail time.

Purchasing Limits

Medical card holders can purchase up to 70 grams of cannabis flower, concentrated or infused cannabis every two and a half weeks. Purchase allotments are released every 17 days.


You can legally consume cannabis on private property out of view from the public.

It is not allowed to consume cannabis on any federal or public land. If you are caught consuming in public you could face heavy fines. 


Qualified medical patients that live more than 25 miles away from a dispensary are allowed to grow up to 12 cannabis plants at a time. All plants must be in an enclosed, locked facility. The law isn’t super clear if you’re able to keep all of the cannabis you grow, to be safe don’t keep more than 2.5 ounces on your person or in your home.

Driving Under the Influence

If you are not a medical patient and found guilty of driving under the influence of cannabis you will face DUI charges and penalties.

Approved medical card holders are exempt from DUI charges on the grounds of metabolites being found in their body.

Transporting Marijuana

It is legal to transport cannabis in the passenger area if it is in its original, unopened packaging. If the package has been opened or the product has been removed then you must store it in the trunk.

Exporting Marijuana

Moving cannabis across state lines is illegal and can result in a steep penalty if you’re caught. 

It is also illegal to ship or send it in the mail.

Traveling by Plane

Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level so it is always a risk if you decide to fly with it. 


You can use your medical card in another state if that state has medical marijuana reciprocity.

Arizona offers a limited reciprocity to ‘visiting qualifying patients’. In order to qualify, the patient:

  1. Must not be a resident of Arizona (or has resided in Arizona for less than 30 days)
  2. Must have been diagnosed with a medical condition recognized by Arizona
  3. Must possess a medical marijuana registration card or its equivalent that was issued pursuant to the laws of another state.

Medical Marijuana

Qualifying Conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • PTSD
  • Seizures

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card

Not sure how to get your Medical Marijuana Card? We’ve partnered with Veriheal to bring you a simple and seamless way to see if you qualify and chat with a doctor right from the comfort of your own home.

Additional Resources

Looking for more?

Check out Arizona’s government site.

Want to learn more about the cannabis laws in other states? Click here to find out more.