New Digital Arizona Medical Marijuana ID Cards On The Way

By Bridget Dowd
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Published: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:37am
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am

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Arizona medical marijuana patient identification card
Arizona Department of Health Services
An example of a current Arizona medical marijuana patient identification card.

Beginning next month, Arizona will stop issuing physical cards for those who can buy medical marijuana. New cards will be sent as an image via email.

A person can download the image to their phone, a shop owner can scan it and it will instantly verify that the customer is approved to buy the drug.

The Arizona Legislature mandated the electronic registry card program earlier this year. ID cards cost $150 and are now good for two years instead of one.

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