Is cannabis legal in Arizona?
Cannabis is legal in Arizona for both medical and recreational purposes.
How much marijuana can I possess in Arizona?
Recreational users can legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana flower and up to five grams of cannabis concentrate.
Possession of between one ounce and 2.5 ounces is considered a petty offense that carries a maximum $300 fine.
However, amounts greater than this are treated as felonies with the following punishments:
- Between 2.5 ounces and 2 lbs may result in 6 months to 1.5 years in jail and a maximum fine of $150,000.
- Between 2 lbs and 4 lbs may result in a 9 months to two years in jail and a maximum fine of $150,000.
- More than 4 lbs may result in 1.5 to 3 years in prison and a maximum fine of $150,000.
Are there any limits on purchasing cannabis products in Arizona?
Recreational cannabis sales are restricted to adults aged 21 and older, who can purchase a maximum of one ounce of marijuana flower and five grams of cannabis concentrate.
Can I grow my own cannabis plants in Arizona?
Yes, adults 21 and older can grow up to six cannabis plants at home for personal use. The plants must be grown away from public view and in a setting that is inaccessible to minors.
View more information about Arizona marijuana cultivation laws here.
Are there restrictions on where I can consume cannabis in Arizona?
The use of cannabis is prohibited in public and open spaces. Public spaces include airports, shopping malls and restaurants. Open spaces include sidewalks and parks.
First offenses for public consumption of cannabis are punishable as a petty offense by a maximum fine of $300.
Multiple public consumption offenses may result in a class 3 misdemeanor conviction, which carries either a maximum fine of $500 or a jail sentence of up to 30 days.
Are there penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis in Arizona?
Operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana is illegal in Arizona. To secure a conviction, the prosecution must prove the driver was under the influence of cannabis at the time of the offense through an initial on-site assessment and then a blood test.
First offenses for a cannabis DUI carry a fine of $250, license suspension between 90 days and one year, and between 24 hours and ten days in jail.
Subsequent offenses carry a fine of $500, license suspension up to one year, and between 30 days and 90 days in jail.