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02-02-2011, 02:17 AM
Hello, I am new to this forum. I will be meeting with my VA doctor this Fri to discuss getting a Med MJ card for my arthritis/bone degeneration/chronic severe pain. Hope I can get off the Ambien and Valium and be able to sleep at night. Does anyone out there know what is going on here in AZ ref Med Marijuana? I can't seem to find out much, as it is brand new.
02-02-2011, 07:34 AM
Hi there and WELCOME to our growing medicinal cannabis community. Not to sure about the rules and regulations in Arizona. Please do let our community know when you find out, or maybe one of our members here already has the details.
Take Care and Peace
02-02-2011, 12:29 PM
welcome and you need but to google your states med laws,arizona is brand new but I do believe your med bill was well thought out,you should be able to grow plenty of homemade medicine,well enough to help with your conditions,peace and stay with us,great medical growers here
02-02-2011, 02:53 PM
Welcome to the most compassionate and caring medical marrijuana site there is. Lots of knowledgable growers here to help you with your questions. Hope you enjoy your stay. peace, wildman
02-09-2011, 01:22 PM
glad to see someone from AZ. join in. i would suggest the public health dept. here is a link you should visit as it states the public meetings on the rules etc...
good luck let us know how its going
02-09-2011, 01:57 PM
Thanks to all for the responses! I did not expect it. I am behind the power curve with internet skills, so I really appreciate the information and support!
i would not count on your va dock signing anything that has to do with mmj,, they get a federal paycheck,,, do i need ta say more?
02-09-2011, 05:43 PM
I would also contact the veterans for medical mj,they will help.hope all goes well,peace and thanks for your service
04-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Just an FYI on this subject. I caught a segment on the news the other day, and they had a rep. talking about this issue. #1 April 15 is supposed to be the day you can apply for your card. The card will cost $150 us. In order to obtain this card you need to have a "referal" from your doctor. They will not be writing perscrptions like other states do, just a referal for use. #2 And this is a contraversial one, there is still a federal law in effect for this substance. So watch your but and don't flaunt it. I keep seeing stories about people thinking they have a get out of jail free card, and it is not that! If your driving around with a dube hanging out of your mouth. Your going to get pulled over for driving under the influence. This is what was said, by the rep, and it's up to you to use some discretition. Better times are around the corner for those of us who need some help getting through the day! Thanks
04-15-2011, 05:50 PM
I will be going in to get my recommendation next week.
Then will get my card.
Marco, hello my friend it has been a long time.
If anyone needs to learn about medical MJ this is a great place. Marco, helped me at a time when I thought the end was near.
Can't wait until the dispensaries open.
04-15-2011, 06:16 PM
The GREENRELIEF expo is going on right now at the Univercity of Phoenix stadium. You can get signed at the expo as there are dr there signing forms from what I have been told.
Hey Biggs nice seeing you.
Take Care and Peace
04-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Thanks for that information Marco.
I have an appt with my Homeopathic Dr, here in Tucson this next week. She is really cool.
Also most are charging $150-$200. At the expo it is $225 and she is charging $100.
Then I will proceed with getting the card.
04-17-2011, 03:20 PM
Right on Biggs! Glad to hear you're on your way to getting your card, cheers.
Hey any chance you can make it to the TY Expo this year?
Either way I miss chattin' with you, take care eh.
04-18-2011, 01:15 AM
Wait? What are they charging all the money for? I know the actual card itself is $150. Are you saying you have to pay this much just to see your doctor? These also have to be board certified doctors, since the application requires their license number to be written down. The application are only available online. If you call or go to a government office you will be turned away. Here's the link, it answers every question, and there's a check list of things you need to get prior to going to the application page. As well as the form you need to print out for your doctor to fill out. Enjoy and Good luck! azdhs.gov/prop203/ Crap I still haven't hit 15 posts, I can't paste a link yet! ARRGGHH>
04-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Happy Day!!! AZ card processed and approved! Waiting to get hard copy in mail.
Seems so long.
04-20-2011, 07:33 PM
It is up to the Dr. to determine what they charge.
In Tucson I have seen $200, $150 and $100.
04-21-2011, 01:16 AM
If anybody is charging you for more than an normal office visit, your getting scammed. There was a huge report about this 2 weeks ago on the news. In fact some doctors were even handing out "The official paperwork" which was not the official paperwork at all, and this will not be accepted by the sate government to process any cards. The states fee for a card is $150. That's it regardless of were you live, unless you receive food stamps. Then you can get it for only $75" If they're nailing people for anything more than a "office visit" people need to read the rules a little closer. Don't get suckered into paying some outlandish fee for a card. I saw the doc yesterday. Took the portion in she needed to put her number on and that was it. I was done.
04-21-2011, 04:45 PM
Yep it is all up to the Dr to determine the cost. The lowest I have seen in Tucson has been $100. Glad you were able to get cheaper. If people want to contact her the number is: 520-204-2250
04-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Please post the Dr you used so other may benefit.
04-21-2011, 05:03 PM
A little background: Both my primary and specialist Dr are not allowed to recommend due to the fact that they get federal funding. Many Dr. are very scared of the ramifications. So if you were able to use your family Dr. or primary care kudos!!!! At UMC in Tucson no Dr. are allowed to recommend.
04-22-2011, 01:14 AM
I'm not positive but I think my doc owns her own practice. I'm in Havasu so there's a very LIMITED amount of doctors out here period. Total, I believe there only 3-4 pain management doctors, and all of them are other things first, and just do the pain thing on the side. Rheumatoid arthritis, neurology,are a couple of them. I think the office I go to charges around $100 for an office visit as well.
04-22-2011, 02:10 AM
This is the story I was referring to, where some scam doctors were charging for a supposed card, or just to fill out the application, and then charging outrageous fees for it. I feel sorry for the people that paid hundreds of dollars for a card or worse yet, a piece of paper that's worthless.Copy and paste I still can't post a friggen URL!
04-24-2011, 04:53 PM
Johnathan, no I wish I would go to the TY Expo. My illness prevents me from traveling. Glad to be back.
07-16-2011, 11:52 PM
If anyone in the Tucson area that has a secure place to grow, I will be very grateful if they would share their space for my 12 plant grow limit. I will help with the whole setup, as well as water and electricity. Cheers, and dont be shy to hit me up with some feedback.
09-29-2011, 03:08 PM
I have found a spot to grow! Yeehaw! The Tucson area is pretty hard up for finding any herbs of a medicinal value. We do get name brand buds here and there, but its more commercial kind bud with a name yanked from a magazine. Last week I had some "Blue Dream" and it took me almost a gram to properly medicate. I did find some Amnesia Haze a few weeks back that was cut prematurely (not a shocker there) how ever it was very nice overall comparatively speaking, with a minimal amount to medicate. It took 20 min to kick in however. I personally understand the purpose of dispensaries and I fully support them. With that being said, I do not agree with the law that allows patients to grow 12 plants ONLY if you live 25 miles or more from the nearest dispensaries. I personally would prefer to grow my own medicine, it saves money in the long run, you know what is going into the soil, and you can pick witch strain suits your ailment in particular. I have a buddy in Cali who cannot grow anything to save his life, how ever he doesn't like having to pay top dollar at a dispensaries ($45 for an eighth of OG Kush isnt "top dollar" to me) so he has a caregiver now, and couldn't be happier. If the state does disallow dispensaries to open and you don't have a place to grow, find someone who can and have them harvest you're meds for you. Cheers and good luck all.
i was told by the V.A. that if i ever tested possitive for mmj that all my pain meds, etc. would be discontinued.
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