Arizona Medical Marijuana Program

Renewal Information

  • We would like to inform you that the Information Technology Services Division of the Arizona Department of Administration is going to perform maintenance on the web servers for Medical Marijuana between 11:30 PM on October 18th and 7 AM on October 19th. During this time, the online medical marijuana applications will not be available. We apologize for the inconvenience and would like to assure you that we will be monitoring the process and will make sure all the services are successfully restored.
  • 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.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Registry Identification Cardholders (cardholders) must renew their cards annually. There are various steps required to complete the renewal process which are outlined below. Please read through this entire notice before attempting the card renewal process.

For more information, please check out the Renewal Information FAQs. You can also download the Renewal Information Fact Sheet.PDF

Note: You must use the renewal application (not the new application) if you are intending to renew your card. This ensures you are maximizing the time remaining on the yearly life of your card.

Renewal Fees

Per Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R9-17-102, the application fee for a renewal application is the same as the application fee for a new application.

  • Qualifying Patient Application, $150
  • Qualifying Patient Application that is eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), $75
  • Minor Patient Application (includes caregiver), $350 or $275 if SNAP eligible
  • Designated Caregiver Application, $200 (for each application)

Qualifying Patients – Renewal Process

Please take note of the expiration date listed on the right-hand side of your registry identification card. Once the card renewal application system is available, you will not be able to renew your card more than 90 days prior to its expiration. If you do not renew your card prior to the expiration date listed on the card, your card will no longer be valid. If you choose not to renew your card and your card is allowed to expire, please note that your associated designated caregiver's card will be voided. Any intent to renew after the expiration date will require a new application for both you and your designated caregiver.

Submit Renewal Application

If you renew your card prior to expiration and have a designated caregiver, your caregiver's card is still active until his or her designated caregiver card's expiration date.

To access the renewal application, you will need to enter your first and last name and your current card number.

For annual renewal, you will be required to submit similar information as was required in the original qualifying patient application. However, there are several documents that must be new or current:

  • You will need to obtain and submit a new, current physician certification.
  • You will need to obtain and submit a new, current photograph.
  • You will need to obtain and submit a new Patient Attestation Form signed and dated with the current date.
  • You will need to obtain and submit current documentation of your SNAP eligibility. The document submitted must indicate your first and last name.
  • You may need to submit a copy of your identification if your name has changed since your last application.

Designated Caregiver Renewal Process

Please take note of the expiration date listed on the right-hand side of your registry identification card(s). Once the card renewal application system is available, you will not be able to renew your card(s) more than 90 days prior to its expiration. If you do not renew your card(s) prior to the expiration date listed on the card(s), your card(s) will no longer be valid. If you choose not to renew your card(s) and your card(s) is allowed to expire, please note that your associated qualifying patient will be notified that your card(s) has expired.

Submit Renewal Application

To access the renewal application, you will need to enter your first and last name, your current card number, and the current qualifying patient card number.

For annual renewal, you will be required to submit similar information as was required in the original caregiver application. However, there are several documents that must be new or current:

  • You will need to obtain and submit a new, current photograph.
  • You will need to obtain and submit a new Caregiver Attestation Form signed and dated with the current date.
  • You may need to submit a copy of your identification if your name has changed since your last application.
  • You will need to obtain and mail in two new original sets of fingerprints for the renewal application if you have not mailed in fingerprints within the last six months.

Application Reminders

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Program would like to remind you of the following as you submit your renewal application:

  • SNAP eligibility document (if applicable)
    • Please ensure the applicant's name appears on the SNAP card or eligibility paperwork. ADHS only accepts the reduced fee for those applicants who are eligible for this program.
  • Current Photograph
    • The current photograph submitted is the photo that will appear on the front of your card. Please ensure you are:
      • Not wearing a hat or other headgear
      • Not wearing sunglasses
      • Not in the photo with any other individual
      • Taking the image against a white or off-white background
      • Not exposing inappropriate portions of your body
  • Addresses
    • If you have a P.O. Box or other mailing address, please ensure you are listing this in the Mailing Address section only. You must include a residential address (unless the homeless status is selected).
  • Email Address
    • The email address provided in the application is a critical component of your application. Only this email will receive notifications regarding the card approval or if there has been a deficiency noted on your application with an opportunity to correct the error(s).
  • Document Images and Files
    • Please ensure the images and files uploaded to the application (i.e., photograph, identification document, attestations, physician certification form, etc.) are clear and not cut off. If not complete, ADHS will not be able to verify your information and the application will be found to have deficiencies.