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Marijuana Dispensaries in Phoenix, AZ

Frequently Asked Questions

The average price of an 8th in Phoenix

The average price of an 8th in Phoenix is $35. Some of the strains at this price include Black Mamba, Purple Apricot, Platinum Buffalo; Dr. Who, Hawaiian Punch, and Sugar High. Other strains include Verde Electric at $30, Nigerian Mint at $19, Granola Funk at $37; Lemonade at $28, Blue Dream at $26, Strawberry Cough at $21, and Animal Face at $45.

Most popular strain in Phoenix 

The most popular strain in Phoenix is Verde Electric. It’s a well-balanced hybrid with a smooth and unique taste. Its buds are light, airy, and have a crystal coat. Strawberry Cough is also highly sought-after by cannabis enthusiasts in Phoenix. It’s a sativa hybrid with a sweet smell of strawberries.

Laws and regulations in Phoenix

  • Patients of all ages are eligible for medical cannabis. However, patients below 18 years must receive consent from a legal guardian to participate in the medical marijuana program. 

  • Patients who are diagnosed with chronic conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, or other qualifying diseases may be eligible for a medical marijuana ID card. 

  • Registered medical marijuana patients may grow up to 12 plants, with no more than three mature and flowering, if they live more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary. 

  • Dispensaries may grow and sell medical marijuana and it’s products so long as they are registered. 

  • The limit for dispensaries is one dispensary for every 10 pharmacies in the state.

  • Physicians will occasionally be audited by the Arizona Department of Health Services. However, if they are found to have committed any misconduct, the results are sent to the physician’s licensing board.

Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Phoenix

Adults 18 years and above with valid medical marijuana cards are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces (70.8 grams) of marijuana every two weeks. Patients who are at least 21 years old and live more than 25 miles away from a nearby dispensary can grow up to 12 marijuana plants so long as no more than three of the plants are mature and flowering. 

Difference between a storefront and a dispensary

A storefront sells cannabis products for adult-use, or recreational, purposes while a dispensary offers cannabis derivatives to achieve medical benefits to patients.

In a storefront, adults don’t need a medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis products whereas, in a dispensary, patients must have a valid medical marijuana card to buy cannabis derivatives. 

Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical 

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is consumed for enjoyment while medical cannabis is used to treat chronic conditions in patients. Adult-use cannabis is not legal in the state of Arizona.

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis can be bought by the consumer without having a medical marijuana card. However, to purchase medical cannabis you must have a medical marijuana card. 

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis products are expensive due to excise, state, and local taxes. Manay states waive taxes on medical marijuana products to make it more affordable for medical marijuana patients. 

Medical patient benefits in Phoenix

  • Patients with medical marijuana cards can purchase and possess up to 2.5 ounces (70.8 grams) of medical marijuana every two weeks.

  • Patients living more than 25 miles away from the nearest dispensary are allowed to grow up to 12 plants with a maximum of 3 of the plants mature or flowering at any given time.

  • A medical marijuana card may help prevent job loss due to cannabis use. 

Medical marijuana information in Phoenix

Medical marijuana patients should be Arizona residents with a valid government-issued ID showing proof of residency. In case the patient has no Arizona ID, a bank statement, utility bill, or any other document that proves the patient is a resident of Arizona may be used instead.

Medical marijuana patients must have a written certificate from a qualified doctor indicating a diagnosed debilitating medical condition to be presented to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

To receive a certificate, the patient should register with the Arizona Department of Health Services into the medical marijuana registry. Thereafter, the patient receives a medical marijuana ID card.

Where does the Phoenix tax revenue go?

The Phoenix cannabis tax revenue is used to fund public-safety pensions. Due to increased tax revenue from the sale of cannabis, the Phoenix local government can now hire more police officers and firefighters. The remaining money is used to finance school and healthcare services. The tax revenue also supports a program that helps ex-convicts and other people in need sustain themselves as they look for employment.

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