Medical Marijuana Evaluations

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Evaluations

At Revolution Health Medical Center, our physicians are trained to ethically and responsibly certify patients for medical marijuana use.  To qualify for a Medical Marijuana card in Arizona, you must be 18 years or older, have a valid Arizona driver’s license and an Arizona residential address. A person must also have a minimum of one of the following qualifying conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease

A chronic or debilitating disease, medical condition or the treatment that causes:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe and chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – will be effective Jan 1, 2015*

During your office visit, your doctor will perform a physical exam, review medical records for the previous 12 months, and check your patient profile on the Arizona Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program database.

If your physician determines that your medical condition qualifies and that you are likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the use of medical cannabis, he or she will complete the Medical Marijuana Physician Certification form that you will submit to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

 

Articles of Interest:

Is Cannabis Better for Chronic Pain Than Opioids?