Arizona Marijuana Compliance
Arizona marijuana laws allow for the use of both medical and recreational marijuana if Arizona marijuana compliance guidelines are followed. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against applicants based on marijuana use, either medical or recreational, outside of the workplace. However, they are still allowed to take adverse action against workers who use marijuana during work hours, even if they have a medical marijuana card.
Medicinal marijuana in Arizona is legal for patients who meet certain qualifications. Recreational marijuana laws require Arizona residents to be at least 21 years of age with a valid Arizona identification card.
Although marijuana is legal in Arizona, it is still illegal federally, so it’s important to become familiar with marijuana state vs. federal laws.
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Arizona Marijuana Compliance
Arizona Marijuana Laws
Overall Status: Fully Legal
Marijuana is legal in Arizona for recreational and medicinal use. Medical marijuana users in Arizona must meet the requirements to obtain a medical marijuana card. Recreational marijuana users must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid Arizona state identification card or license.
Medical Marijuana: Legal
Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona for qualified patients ages 18 and older. If a younger patient is in need of medical marijuana, they must have a parent or guardian registered as a caregiver. Patients must also have one of the qualifying conditions to receive a medical marijuana card in Arizona.
In Arizona, there is no penalty for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for residents ages 21 and older. There is also no penalty for the sale of marijuana up to one ounce or the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants.
Recreational Marijuana: Legal
In Arizona, recreational marijuana is legal for residents ages 21 and older. To purchase recreational marijuana, residents must have an Arizona-issued identification card or license.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is marijuana legal in Arizona?
Marijuana is legal for recreational and medicinal use in Arizona. Recreational marijuana users must be at least 21 years of age, and medicinal marijuana users must meet certain requirements. Although marijuana is legal in Arizona, it is still illegal under federal law.
Are there any unique laws about marijuana in Arizona?
In Arizona, there is no penalty for the sale of up to one ounce of marijuana. Also, adults in Arizona may cultivate up to six plants, as long as they’re not intended for profit.
Adults may transfer plants to other adults, as long as there is no payment and it is not promoted to the public.
What is Arizona’s history with marijuana?
In 2010, marijuana became the fifteenth U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana. That year, the state brought in $800 million in gross revenue from medical marijuana. In 2020, Arizona legalized recreational marijuana for adult use.
What is the punishment for possession in Arizona?
In Arizona, the penalty for the possession of more than one ounce to 2.5 ounces is a petty offense with a fine of $300. Any amounts over that are a felony offense, with possible jail time.
The possession of more than 2.5 ounces up to two pounds of marijuana is a felony, with an incarceration time of up to 1.5 years and a fine of up to $150,000. The possession of two pounds to less than four pounds of marijuana is a felony, punishable by up to 2 years in prison with a fine of $150,000. Four pounds or more is a felony that results in up to three years in prison and a $150,000 fine.
Drug Panels That Exclude Marijuana
Urine Drug Panels That Exclude Marijuana Testing
Some of the popular drug panels that remove marijuana testing are listed below:
Also try taking a look at our comprehensive list of urine drug tests that exclude marijuana, where you’ll find a complete list of drug tests that do not include THC testing under the “Exclude Marijuana” section.
Hair Drug Panels That Exclude Marijuana Testing
Two of our popular hair tests allow for the option to exclude marijuana from the panel of substances being tested. These include:
For a complete list of our hair drug tests, take a look at our comprehensive list of hair tests.
Drug Panels That Include Marijuana
Urine Drug Panels That Include Marijuana Testing
Many of our testing options include marijuana testing. Below are some of the most popular urine drug tests including marijuana:
Also try taking a look at our comprehensive list of urine drug tests that include marijuana.
Hair Drug Panels That Include Marijuana Testing
Our variety of hair drug tests include many options for marijuana testing. Some of the most commonly ordered hair drug tests are:
A comprehensive list of the hair drug tests that we offer can be found here.