2018 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 36 - Public Health and Safety
§ 36-2804.03 Issuance of registry identification cards

36-2804.03. Issuance of registry identification cards

(Caution: 1998 Prop. 105 applies)

A. Except as provided in subsection B and in section 36-2804.05, the department shall:

1. Verify the information contained in an application or renewal submitted pursuant to this chapter and approve or deny an application or renewal within ten days of receiving a completed application or renewal.

2. Issue a registry identification card to a qualifying patient and his designated caregiver, if any, within five days of approving the application or renewal. A designated caregiver must have a registry identification card for each of his qualifying patients.

3. Issue each nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary agent a registry identification card and log-in information for the verification system within five days of approving the application or renewal.

B. The department may not issue a registry identification card to a qualifying patient who is under the age of eighteen unless:

1. The qualifying patient's physician has explained the potential risks and benefits of the medical use of marijuana to the custodial parent or legal guardian responsible for health care decisions for the qualifying patient.

2. A custodial parent or legal guardian responsible for health care decisions for the qualifying patient submits a written certification from two physicians.

3. The custodial parent or legal guardian with responsibility for health care decisions for the qualifying patient consents in writing to:

(a) Allow the qualifying patient's medical use of marijuana.

(b) Serve as the qualifying patient's designated caregiver.

(c) Control the acquisition of the marijuana, the dosage and the frequency of the medical use of marijuana by the qualifying patient.

C. A registry identification card, or its equivalent, that is issued under the laws of another state, district, territory, commonwealth or insular possession of the United States that allows a visiting qualifying patient to possess or use marijuana for medical purposes in the jurisdiction of issuance has the same force and effect when held by a visiting qualifying patient as a registry identification card issued by the department, except that a visiting qualifying patient is not authorized to obtain marijuana from a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary.

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