PHEONIX – At 8 a.m. on Thursday the Arizona Health Department will start receiving medical marijuana card applications.
Once the application goes through, a card should be delivered by mail in about two weeks.
Since no dispensaries will be open until probably October of this year, every card holder will be allowed to grow their own marijuana at home as long as they follow strict guidelines.
In-house marijuana plants must be kept locked up and away from other family members.
Outdoor marijuana plants need to be blocked by a cement wall and steel gate.
Card holders are allowed to grow marijuana until a dispensary opens up within 25 miles of their home.
Finding and growing marijuana plants will be completely up to the card holder as the state health department will not help in any way.
Phoenix police are reminding people that being in possession of marijuana and not having a medical marijuana card is still against the law.
Card holders who sell or give cannabis to people who do not have a medical marijuana card will lose their card.
For more information go to www.azdhs.gov/prop203/.