Changes Coming to Arizona’s Medical Marijuana System – Here Are the Latest Details The AZDHS is hoping to bring more transparency to the state's MMJ program.

If you’re an Arizona MMJ patient like me, odds are you’re used to change. Just in the last year, our cards were made digital and extended to two years. It’s the new norm for me to watch dispensaries and patients confused and trying to feel their way through the system.

One of the new upcoming changes over the next few months is going to be an upgrade to how we view and access our patient information using the state’s web portal.

The changes are meant to make our data more transparent, giving us access to our allotments and other information at willl. It’s another step in the right direction of making this industry safer. As it stands, very little protections are in place for MMJ patients.

We still have cannabinoid testing changes coming through, and we may even have recreational cannabis by the end of the year. Here’s the full text of the AZDHS’s email outlining upcoming changes.


We hope your New Year is going well! In the Spring we will launch the Arizona Department of Health Services’ new Medical Marijuana Licensing Management System (MMLMS). We’re excited about the better overall experience and efficiency this will bring to patients and caregivers state-wide.


Exciting Features

There’s been a lot of discussion about the change happening with the MMLMS and we wanted to share system capabilities coming to you in the Spring. Below you’ll find some examples of how life will be with the modernized way of doing things.

As a patient or caregiver, you will be able to:

  • Have an overall better experience renewing your registry identification card; usability and clarity have been addressed to bring a better feel overall.
  • Track your remaining allotment in both ounces and grams.
  • Access your Individual Portal from a desktop or mobile browser.
  • See a list of available dispensaries closest to you.
  • View your transaction history for all purchases in the last 60 days.
  • Log into your Individual portal to see your card history dating back 3 years.



What’s Next?

Detailed information about when you¿ll have access to the above features, and more, will be shared soon! Keep a lookout for more communication from ADHS.

Thank you,

Arizona Medical Marijuana Program


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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