WHO WE ARE

Professional. Experienced. Confidential.

The Phoenix Certification Centers is made up of professional, skilled, caring, compassionate, discreet and helpful certification doctors, chronic pain physicians and administrative staff.

Our staff has decades of experience in the medical industry, and has cared for thousands of patients combined, offering these patients the professional, capable service that each deserves.

We welcome your inquiries by phone, email or through our Contact Form.

We offer same day chronic pain evaluations. This means that if you need the required medical records (which must be dated within the past 12 months and detail your chronic pain condition), one of our doctors can evaluate and provide you with the medical records required.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Marijuana has many known health benefits, and current research on the topic is revealing more benefits all the time.

Marijuana strains naturally contain chemicals called cannabinoids. Indicas, sativas and hybrids vary in their composition of cannabinoids. The two primary cannabinoids in marijuana are delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

THC is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that produces the euphoric effect known as a “high”. It also helps relieve pain, stimulate appetite and suppress muscle spasms.

CBD is known for its expansive list of health benefits. Scientific studies have found that CBD helps with reducing inflammation, nausea, pain, anxiety and seizures, has antibacterial properties, and inhibits cancer cell growth, among others.

THE LAW

What You Need To Know

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) (A.R.S. 36-2801) was implemented in 2010 and tightly regulates the Arizona medical marijuana industry. Currently, there are over 80,000 medical marijuana patients and over 90 operating, state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona.

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is operated by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS). www.azdhs.gov/medicalmarijuana

WHERE IN ARIZONA CAN YOU USE AND NOT USE?

  • Medical marijuana cannot be smoked in any public facility or public areas (i.e. schools, parks, buses, etc.).
  • Medical marijuana can be consumed in edible form in public areas
  • Persons can not be prosecuted for being near somone who is legally using or possessing medical marijuana in Arizona.
  • Adult care facilities can adopt rules for the use of medical marijuana at their facilities.

OTHER IMPORTANT RESTRICTIONS

  • Anyone can get a DUI if marijuana is found in their system, including medical marijuana patients.
  • An employer can’t penalize a medical marijuana patient for a positive drug test for marijuana, unless the patient used, possessed or was impaired by marijuana on the employment premises or during hours of employment.
  • For more information, consulting an attorney is advised.