Arizona Medical Marijuana Program

ID Card Verification – Employers

  • We would like to inform you that the Information Technology Services division of the Arizona Department of Health Services is going to perform database maintenance starting on Saturday, November 1 2014 at 10 PM and expected to be completed by Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 10 AM. During this period of time, the Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will not be available. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause.
  • The Arizona Department of Health Services will accept Dispensary Registration Certificate applications in late 2015. There will be more information forthcoming regarding which, and the number of, CHAAs that will be available.

When accessing the ID Card Verification System, enter in the cardholder's card number to see the cardholder's name and card status. Please note that pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) §36-2807(A), "…employers may use the verification system only to verify a registry identification card that is provided to the employer by a current employee or by an applicant who has received a conditional offer of employment."

NOTE: Medical Marijuana Registry Identification cards are now printed with colored bars distinguishing each card type:

  • Qualifying Patient – Yellow
  • Designated Caregiver – Red
  • Dispensary Agent – Blue

ADHS will begin printing the new cards with colored bars on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Please note that ADHS will not be re-printing existing cards with the new color scheme. Cardholders will receive this new card when and if a new card is issued after May 8, 2013.

Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Cards do not always expire on the expiration date printed on the card. In general, a card will remain ACTIVE if the cardholder has initiated a process to renew the card before the card's expiration date.

If the cardholder has applied for a renewal of a Qualifying Patient or Dispensary Agent Registry Identification Card, this card will remain ACTIVE until the processing of the renewal application is complete.

If a Qualifying Patient has designated a Caregiver, the Designated Caregiver Registry Identification Card for this patient will also remain ACTIVE until the processing of the related patient's renewal application is complete.

Choose an ID card type below to view its layout and included security features:

  • Patient ID Card
  • Caregiver ID Card
  • Dispensary Agent ID Card

Patient ID Card and Security Features

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patient ID Card

Color Bar Identifier
As of May 8, 2013, ADHS began printing ID cards with colored bar identifiers as follows:

  • Qualifying Patient – Yellow
  • Designated Caregiver – Red
  • Dispensary Agent – Blue

NOTE: Cards issued prior to May 8, 2013 will not have the color bar identifier.

Ultraviolet Security Image
Under a black light, the ADHS logo (without the copper sunburst) is revealed in the center of the card.

Clear Laminate Hologram
The words "Arizona Medical Marijuana Program" are printed across the card on three separate lines within the clear laminate—once across the top, middle, and bottom of the card.

Caregiver ID Card and Security Features

Arizona Medical Marijuana Caregiver ID Card

Color Bar Identifier
As of May 8, 2013, ADHS began printing ID cards with colored bar identifiers as follows:

  • Qualifying Patient – Yellow
  • Designated Caregiver – Red
  • Dispensary Agent – Blue

NOTE: Cards issued prior to May 8, 2013 will not have the color bar identifier.

Ultraviolet Security Image
Under a black light, the ADHS logo (without the copper sunburst) is revealed in the center of the card.

Clear Laminate Hologram
The words "Arizona Medical Marijuana Program" are printed across the card on three separate lines within the clear laminate—once across the top, middle, and bottom of the card.

Dispensary Agent ID Card and Security Features

Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensary Agent ID Card

Color Bar Identifier
As of May 8, 2013, ADHS began printing ID cards with colored bar identifiers as follows:

  • Qualifying Patient – Yellow
  • Designated Caregiver – Red
  • Dispensary Agent – Blue

NOTE: Cards issued prior to May 8, 2013 will not have the color bar identifier.

Ultraviolet Security Image
Under a black light, the ADHS logo (without the copper sunburst) is revealed in the center of the card.

Clear Laminate Hologram
The words "Arizona Medical Marijuana Program" are printed across the card on three separate lines within the clear laminate—once across the top, middle, and bottom of the card.