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Arizona Medical Marijuana Facts

Arizona Medical Marijuana Statistics and Marijuana Facts

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act was made into law when citizens of the state narrowly passed Proposition 203 in November of 2010. While Proposition 203 barely passed with just 50% of the vote, the facts about medical marijuana in Arizona tell us of a long history of support for medical cannabis. Arizona voters have actually passed medical marijuana laws twice in the past, in 1996 and 1998 but these laws failed to work due to technicalities. Another attempt in 2002 was rejected. Today, the latest Arizona statistics show a rapidly growing medical marijuana program with great potential to help patients, even despite constant legal setbacks.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Facts 2011

  • As of October 2011, a total of 14852 marijuana patients have received their Arizona medical marijuana card from the Arizona Department of Health.
  • To date, statistics show that only 7 people have been denied after applying for an Arizona marijuana card.
  • 745 applications to be caregivers have been approved.
  • 12,367 people, or 83% of total applicants, have also requested a permit to grow their own medical marijuana.
  • 3 out of every 4 Arizona medical marijuana patients are male (74.50%)
  • Only 12 Arizona patients are minors under the age of 18.
  • There are however 38 patients over the age of 81.
  • The vast majority of marijuana patients in Arizona (more than 75%) are over the age of 30, in fact medical marijuana is most present in the 51-60 age group, or about 24% of the total.
  • 86% of Arizona patients report chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Muscle spasms come in second with 15% and nausea is third with almost 13%.
  • The least common qualifying condition is sclerosis, with only 15 patients reporting it.

Marijuana Statistics and Facts: Ages of Marijuana Patients

Age

Number of Patients

Percentage

<18

12

0.08%

18-30

3458

23.1%

31-40

3096

20.7%

41-50

2875

19.3%

51-60

3554

23.8%

61-70

1690

11.3%

71-80

207

1.4%

81+

38

0.3%

 Marijuana Statistics and Facts: Gender of Marijuana Patients

Gender

Number of Patients

Percentage

Male

11115

74.5

Female

3810

25.5

Marijuana Statistics and Facts: Reported Conditions

Condition

Amount Reported

Percentage

Cancer

696

4.7%

Hepatitis C

842

5.6%

Cachexia

265

1.8%

Seizures

256

2.4%

Glaucoma

294

1.2%

Sclerosis

15

0.1%

Chronic Pain

12901

86.4%

Muscle Spasms

2226

14.9%

HIV/AIDS

245

1.6%

Crohn’s Disease

215

1.4%

Nausea

1909

12.8%