In 2014, the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services authorized the use of marijuana for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Here is the Directors quote where explains the procedure for obtaining a medical marijuana card for PTSD.
“Therefore, today I issued a Director’s Decision that will authorize the use of marijuana (under AMMA) for patients that are currently undergoing conventional treatment for a diagnosis of PTSD. Physician certifications would be valid only for palliative care of PTSD symptoms (not treatment). Certifying physicians will be required to attest that they have reviewed evidence documenting that the patient is currently undergoing conventional treatment for PTSD before signing the medical marijuana certification.
The implementation date of this decision will be January 1, 2015. This allows a few months for certifying physicians, dispensary medical directors, and dispensary agents to develop policies and procedures and educational materials required by our Rules.”
Basically to qualify you would need medical records that show your current diagnosis of PTSD and a record that you are currently undergoing conventional treatment. Conventional treatment is required because Medical Marijuana is only being seen as palliative care. If you have further questions, just call any of our office. We are happy to answer any concerns you may have.