1. How do I apply for a medical marijuana card/where can I go to for information about my electronic card?
FAQ links to ADHS:
2. How do I renew my medical marijuana card? How much does it cost?
3. Where can I find general information about medical marijuana?
4. What are marijuana edibles?
- Marijuana edibles are food items made with marijuana or marijuana oils, which can be used as an alternative to smoking or vaporizing marijuana.
5. Are there different types of marijuana edibles?
- Marijuana edibles come in many different liquid forms and food types, including: brownies, cookies, drinks, popcorn, and candies.
6. Will ingesting marijuana affect someone differently than smoking it?
- Yes. Unlike smoking marijuana, where the effects can be felt almost immediately, it can take 30 minutes to 2 hours for edibles to take effect. These effects last longer than expected depending on the dose, last meal, and/or medications or alcohol used at the same time.
7. Why do some products seem stronger than others?
- The amount of THC can vary in marijuana edibles. This makes it harder to control how much THC is consumed. The amount of THC in homemade marijuana edible can vary even more. Many users can be caught off-guard by the stronger potency and long-lasting effects of marijuana edibles.
8. What is the recommended dosage for edibles?
- One standard dose for marijuana edibles is typically 10 mg. Some edibles have more than one dose of THC and may come with directions to only consume part of the product. Eating too much of an edible may produce unwanted health effects. The effects of marijuana use can vary from person to person, and each person may have a different tolerance level. Always read the dosing recommendations and know exactly how much THC is in the edible. Start slow with less than one serving and wait before using more.
9. How can I be safe with medical marijuana in my home?
- Keep marijuana stored up and away, out of sight and reach in a locked location. Clearly label all products and keep them in their original packaging. Remember that child-resistant packaging does not mean it is childproof.
- Put marijuana away every time. Never leave it out on a kitchen counter or at a bedside, even if you anticipate using it again in a few hours.
- Talk to your children about marijuana, especially edibles. Teach children that they should never eat anything without asking permission first. Set an example by never using edibles or other marijuana products in front of your children.
- Tell guests about marijuana safety. Ask house guests and visitors to keep purses, bags, or coats that have marijuana products in them up and away and out of sight and reach when they are in your home.
- Be prepared in case of an emergency. Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 right away if you think your child might have consumed marijuana products.
10. Is lung injury associated with THC vaping products?
As of February 2020, over 2,000 people have been hospitalized, or died, due to an e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). National and state data show vaping THC is linked to the most EVALI cases and played a major role in the outbreak.
Vitamin E acetate is strongly linked to the national outbreak EVALI cases and deaths. Vitamin E acetate is used as a additive or thickening agent in some THC vaping products. Research suggests that inhaling vitamin E acetate might impair people's lung function.
In one study of black market THC cartridges, which are unregulated and not purchased from a legal dispensary, all samples contained vitamin E acetate and tested positive for pesticides. Products purchased from legal dispensaries in California found no heavy metals, pesticides, or residual solvents like vitamin E acetate.
EVALI patients reported a gradual start of symptoms, including breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, and/or chest pain before hospitalization. Some cases reported mild to moderate gastrointestinal illness including vomiting and diarrhea, or other symptoms such as fevers or fatigue.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends that people not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly from informal sources like friend, family, or in-person or online dealers
11. What is the average age of those reported to the Poison Control Center for marijuana exposure?
- The mean age of those reported to the Poison Control Center for marijuana exposure is 24 years old and the median age reported is 16 years old.
12. What are the most common symptoms reported to the Poison Control Center for marijuana exposure?
- The top symptoms reported to Poison Control Center for marijuana exposure are reduced heart rate/breathing, agitation, nausea/vomiting, impaired balance/coordination, dizziness/vertigo, sweating, confusion, and pupil dilation.
13. What are the most common types of marijuana reported to the Poison Control Center for marijuana exposure?
- The most common types of marijuana reported to the Poison Control Center for marijuana exposure are edibles, dried plant, concentrated THC, marijuana extracts/oils, and marijuana electronic cigarettes.
14. Where can I find dispensary information
15. What is still prohibited under the medical marijuana act?
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (Act) does not:
Authorize a person to undertake any task under the influence of marijuana that constitutes negligence or professional malpractice. Authorize possessing or using medical marijuana on a school bus, on the grounds of a preschool, primary school, or high school, or in a correctional facility.
Authorize smoking marijuana on public transportation or in a public place.
Require a government medical assistance program or private health insurer to reimburse for costs associated with the medical use of marijuana.
Require an owner of private property to allow the use of marijuana on that property.
Require an employer to allow the ingestion of marijuana in the workplace.
Prevent a nursing care or other residential or inpatient healthcare facility from adopting reasonable restrictions on the provision, storage and use of marijuana by residents or patients.
16. How much medical marijuana can a medical marijuana patient possess?
- The AMMA limits a qualifying patient to 2.5 ounces of “usable marijuana,” which in turn is defined as dried flowers of the marijuana plant and any mixtures or preparations thereof.
- ADHS Medical Marijuana General FAQs
17. Where can I find information about medical marijuana use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?