State regulators in Arizona will begin issuing identification cards in digital form next month, according to a report from cannabis industry website azmarijuana.com. Beginning December 1, the new digital marijuana identification cards will replace the physical cards currently being issued through the mail by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).
The new digital identification cards will be sent via email to patients. The email will include a PDF version of the identification card which can be accessed when needed or saved on a cellphone or other electronic device. Patients who wish to carry a physical card can print the PDF to keep with them.
“This new process is making it easier for patients to update or change information when necessary, too,” said the AZDHS. “The digital cards can be accessed from a cell phone, laptop, or any other digital device with internet access.”
The agency added that the “AZDHS will email patients of the change to how cards are issued” and that “information will be available to follow up with the new process. The website will be updated with information soon.”
Steep Fees for Patients
Adult patients who qualify for Arizona’s medical marijuana program must pay an application fee of $150.