We are happy to announce that Dr. Bradford now offers appointments for patients seeking Physician Certification in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card through the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Marijuana, or Cannabis, is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug under Federal Law. No physician can write an actual prescription for marijuana. Rather a patient must obtain a "Physician Certification" before applying for a Medical Marijuana Card through the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS). After obtaining a card, a patient may visit a licensed dispensary and purchase Medical Marijuana.
According to Arizona Law, licensed physicians may recommend Medical Marijuana for patients who have been diagnosed with specific medical conditions. If you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions, you may qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card:
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn's Disease
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Agitation of Alzheimer's disease
- Hepatitis C
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Or any medical condition that has caused any of the following:
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe and chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Visit our page about Medical Marijuana to learn more about the application process. On this page, we detail the steps and costs necessary for application. Medical Marijuana can be a wonderful addition to current medical treatment for the above medical conditions. We are happy to now be a part of this process for folks in Casa Grande and surrounding cities.