Great news! Arizona voters legalized marijuana for recreational use in the November 2020 election. Now you may be asking yourself, "is a a medical marijuana card necessary now that marijuana is legal in Arizona". Green Leaf is here to share with you the 5 reasons you should still have your Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona even though marijuana is legalized.
After narrowly being defeated in the 2016 election, marijuana was legalized by 2020 voters with Proposition 207. Proposition 207 legalizes marijuana in the state of Arizona for adults 21 years old or older and allows individuals to grow up to 6 plants at their residence.
Even though marijuana is legal in Arizona, there are still many reasons why medical marijuana patients should still continue to have an Arizona Medical Marijuana Card. Below are the reasons Green Leaf believes our patients should continue to have a Medical Marijuana Card.
5 Reasons You Should Still Get a Medical Marijuana Card
All recreational marijuana sales will include a 16% sales tax. Green Leaf did the math for you. If you purchase an average of $75 of medication a month currently with your Arizona Medical Marijuana Card, it makes sense to have a card. You would save $288 in taxes just for having your medical card. The card pays for itself in tax savings.
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Recreational marijuana will not be available in the state of Arizona until March 2021, at the soonest. Without a medical marijuana card you cannot legally access marijuana in Arizona.
Having a medical marijuana card provides employment protections that do not apply to recreational users. This applies both to current employees and job seekers. In order to maintain any level of employment protection for marijuana users, it is important to keep your medical marijuana card current. Your employer can fire you for a positive drug test if you do not have your medical card.
Arizona limits the THC allowed in marijuana edibles available at recreational dispensaries. The amount of marijuana and concentrates you are allowed to posses is also lower without possessing your medical card. Delivery services for recreational marijuana will not be available until 2023.
No Age Restrictions
Patients of any age are allowed to obtain a medical marijuana card. Marijuana usage for adults under the age of 21 is illegal in Arizona without a medical card.
If you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment to get your medical marijuana card, please call our clinic at 480-656-1068.