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Caregiver Card

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This question & answer column is intended to provide information about the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, not legal or medical advice. We are not affiliated with the AZDHS who administers the program.

 

Question:

How does the Medical Marijuana Program caregiver card work?

 Answer:

The purpose of the caregiver portion of the program is to allow one individual to legally assist a registered medical marijuana patient with the patients’ use of marijuana specifically. A caregiver can assist up to five registered patients; each requires a separate caregiver card be issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

 

Once a caregiver has been approved and a caregiver card issued by the Arizona Dept. of Health Services the caregiver may purchase, acquire, prepare food or other consumables containing marijuana, have the medicine in their purse, pocket, car, home, and paraphernalia without the patient present. If the patient has been given cultivation authorization by AZDHS the caregiver may also grow up to 12 plants of marijuana for the patient, and possess no more than 2.5 ounces at any one time.

 

A legal caregiver must have a state issued caregiver card linking the caregiver to one specific patient through the program to be able to charge the patient for the marijuana medicine.

 

The caregiver is NOT authorized to consume the patients’ medicine unless the caregiver also has his/her own medical marijuana patient card issued by AZDHS.

 

 The Process

#1 The caregiver must submit two blue and white finger print cards via mail to AZDHS. A 10 year back

      ground check will be conducted for felony offenses before receiving approval.

#2 During the patient application the patient requests a caregiver and lists the designated caregivers

      name and address. If the patient wants to add a caregiver to an existing patient card a change needs

      to be made to the patient card to request a caregiver.

#3 Once the patient application is approved the caregiver must submit an online only application,

     Arizona State issued I.D., a photo that is less than 90 days old, a caregiver attestation, and $200.

 

A caregiver card is valid for one year from the issue date. Each card looks somewhat like a driver’s license (although it is green) with the caregivers photo, address, date of birth, issue date, expiration date, the caregiver state issued I.D. # and the patient state issued I.D. number.

 

It is a handy card to have if you have a spouse, or person you provide care for of any kind and medical marijuana is involved in the care. It is your only hope of any legal protection if you have the patients’ marijuana medicine in your possession for any reason and the patient is not with you.

 

If the registered patient passes away the caregiver can safely dispose of the medicine. If there is not a registered caregiver for the deceased patient, do not try to remove marijuana products from the patients’ home. You will be violating criminal possession laws. Another registered patient can legally remove unused marijuana medicine and paraphernalia.

 

To read about or to do the process yourself go to www. azdhs.gov/medicalmarijuana click caregiver. There are questions and answers also listed there. You will need a computer, scanner, computer camera and skills to resize your photo, a printer, and computer skills to fill in the blanks in the application and scan and upload all required documents, and a credit, debit, or prepaid Visa or Master Card only.

 

MJ Consulting LLC provides all the services necessary for patients and caregivers including finger printing, photo, application processing, and medication removal. We have doctors on staff to assist patients with certification.

 

Free classes: Tuesday 4:00-5:00 How to get a medical marijuana patient card

                        Thursday 4:00-5:00 How to use marijuana as a medicine

 

Submitted by MJ Consulting LLC

This article is for basic information only. If you have more detailed questions please call 928-772-2011

Your “One Stop” Medical Marijuana Community Resource Center and Integrated Health Clinic.

Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. We help take the confusion out of the Arizona medical marijuana program.

We are a local family owned & operated community resource center-not a dispensary. There is no marijuana at this facility. We are a fragrance free facility

 

Constitutional Right to Deny

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Constitutional Right to Deny

To All Law Enforcement Personnel:

The US Constitution prohibits the government from interfering with my right to remain silent, to consult with an attorney, and to be free from unreasonable search and seizures by law enforcement. The following is directed to the law enforcement officer currently in my presence and any other law enforcement personnel that may be involved in questioning, searching, arresting or detaining me or my property in connection with the current contact:

  • I hereby invoke and refuse to waive all of the rights and privileges afforded to me by the US Constitution, including the following:
  • I invoke and refuse to waive my Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Do not ask me any questions.
  • I invoke and refuse to waive my Sixth Amendment right to an attorney of my choice. Do not ask me any questions without my attorney present. My attorney of choice is Thomas Dean. He can be reached at 602-635-4990.
  • I invoke and refuse to waive all privileges and rights pursuant to the case Miranda v. Arizona. Do not ask me any questions or make any comment to me about this decision.
  • I invoke and refuse to waive my Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. i do not consent to any search or seizure of myself, my home, or of any property in my possession. Do not ask me about my ownership interest in any property. i do not consent to this contact with you. If I am not presently under arrest or under investigatory detention, please allow me to leave.
  • Any statement I make or alleged consent i give in response to your questions is hereby made under protest and under duress and in submission to your claim of lawful authority to force me to provide you with information.

 

Signed:

 

________________________

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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This question & answer column is intended to provide information about the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, not legal or medical advice. We are not affiliated with the AZDHS who administers the program.

 

QUESTION:

I have heard the medical condition “PTSD” has been approved as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana.

When will patient be able to get certified using PTSD and how does marijuana help PTSD?

ANSWER:

PTSD was approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services in July 2014 as a qualifying condition for the use of medical marijuana. The 3rd Annual Report to the State Legislators says PTSD will be available for use Jan. 1, 2015. However, AZDHS has not released that information to the public nor have they updated the required form to include PTSD.

PTSD has recently been found to have a strong connection between the endocannabinoid system and how the brain processes traumatic memories. Cannabis (marijuana) is used for different symptoms of PTSD. "Some use it to forget their worries and sleep without thoughts; others to enjoy in their sleep a variety of dreams and delusions; others become drunk and act like clowns" writes a Portuguese doctor and botanist, Cristobal Acosta in the 16th century.. over 500 years ago.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is typically triggered by exposure to an extreme traumatic stress.The response to stress usually involves an intense experience of terror or helplessness.Theclassic symptoms of PTSD include repetitive and intense recollections of the original event, such as flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks or self mutilation. PTSD often leads to emotional distancing, avoidance, and intense arousal or rage. It is estimated 10% of the U.S. population will experience some PTSD symptoms in their lives. A 2012 case study by researchers from Hannover Medical School and Harvard Medical School concluded: "Findings from studies suggest that by altering fear conditioning, memory systems, general central nervous system arousal, mood and sleep, exogenous cannabinoids may have potential for treatment of PTSD.

Dosage:

Start small, wait an hour then use a small amount more if needed. One inch brownie, half a gummy bear, 1 capsule, 1 tsp. of infused olive oil on a salad, 2- 3 tokes on a vaporizer, etc.

Keep a log for 30 days of what you used, how much, how long the effects lasted, effects of different strains or delivery methods used.

Avoid varieties high in pinene, this terpene may not turn off adverse memories. Popular varieties: Cannatonic, Bubba Kush, OG Kush.

Methods of use:

Ingestion :

Oral: Eating marijuana is the oldest method known, going back to China 10,000 years ago. You can eat the fresh plant or juice the leaves, toss fresh buds in your salad or just chew them up and swallow them. Fresh or dried it can be added to most any dish or recipe.

Next best is to infuse healthy oils: (infuse or transfer the medicine from the plant to the oil) Coconut, almond, grapeseed, olive oils and butter can be infused and then used for cooking, baking and canna capsules. Coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil and shea butter can be used for skin rubs. Food grade vegetable glycerin can be infused to make tincture CBD drops to use sublingual under the tongue or bacural in the mouth, vaporized and as a pain rub.

Inhalation:

Vaporizing and smoking are by far the most common delivery method preferred by PTSD patients.

Indicated chemotypes- high CBD and THC varieties especially with terpenes such as linacool and limonene.

Why Do People Use Marijuana?

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This question & answer column is intended to provide information about the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, not legal or medical advice. We are not affiliated with the AZDHS who administers the program.

 

June is the month to honor all Fathers-Thank you for giving life to your children and thank you to the men who took time to be a daddy.

My Father transitioned from this earth five years ago at age 72 from cancer of the prostate. He was in the Navy four years, gave life to 11 children, buried one at 3 months from birth defects, another at age 6 from Lymphoma cancer. He had melanoma skin cancer at age 32 causing him to become a vegetarian the remainder of his life. He was also a devote LDS member who did not drink or smoke.

One in 3 men will have prostate cancer, although there are two very important things each man can do to decrease their odds. Eat breakfast and take vitamin D 5000 i.u. daily. There are numerous articles and research to support this decreases your odds by more than 75%. 

 

Question:

Why do people use marijuana?

Answer:

To be healthy, feel well, and create “homeostasis” physical and mental balance of all body systems with a natural plant alternative. This is based in science. Type: Endocannabinoid system into your search engine.

At a recent MomForceAZ senior wellness seminar, participants learned how in 1980 scientists who studied the components of the cannabis (marijuana) plant were surprised to find a new system in the human body that reacts to components of this plant. According to an article in Culture Magazine by Alan Shackelford M.D. the new system discovered is in all vertebrates, including mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles have receptors for and produce endocannabinoids that are similar to compounds found in the cannabis plant- Hence the name “Cannabinoids”. The cannabis plant is speculated to have co evolved with us.

Our bodies have many systems, urinary, digestive, pulmonary, etc. and an endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system primarily consists of the CB1 receptors in our brain that control brain function and the central nervous system, and the CB2 receptors in our blood that control our organs and immune system. Our body makes cannabinoids from birth but thru a birth injury, toxic exposure, serious health condition, and aging, our body stops building one or more of the 87 known compounds. The same compounds found in the marijuana or cannabis plant.

This gets even more interesting and again based in science, when our body builds the cannabinoids it is called ENDOcannabinoids and when the plant makes the cannabinoids it is called PHYTOcannabinoids. Our body does not know if it is making the cannabinoids or being supplemented with the phytocannabinoids. All our body knows is the various systems have what they need at the cellular level and we have restored physical and mental health. The science is too compelling to ignore.

Here are a few patient testimonies.

At the May 2015 meeting of Yavapai Cannabis Coalition attendee Bill said, “I use marijuana to keep my HIV from entering my brain where it will become AIDS and it will be all over for me”. Bills story is also science based. The brain stem has the fewest CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body.

My youngest son Jesse has a brain disease and a debilitating brain injury. He has been on injections every three weeks for brain function and on up to 10 medications for side effects the past 18 years. We just celebrated one year with no prescriptions.  Using his medical marijuana 3 times a day, taking fish oil, for brain swelling, and vitamin D for mood, he is doing much better at most things.

Lyles wife typed his story for him. Lyle uses marijuana daily to stay cancer free, increase his appetite, and reduce nausea after chemo and radiation ravaged his body. Six month ago Lyle was diagnosed with fourth stage throat and mouth cancer with a 2 inch tumor in his cheek.  He is a Viet Nam veteran with full veteran disability. A double amputee and two strokes under his belt they both knew this was going to take a miracle. When Lyle obtained his medical marijuana card he did not know concentrate THC can seek out cancer cells and cause cancer cell death nor did he know liquid CBD can heal radiation burns without scarring. He declined surgery, completed radiation for the tumor, chemo for the cancer, and took concentrated THC, 60 grams in 90 days. 

His wife juiced organic greens and fruits several time a day for him and gave Lyle Turkey Tail Mushrooms for immune support. He also took CBD (marijuana) drops in his mouth for his dry and painful tongue. During the chemo and radiation the staff would ask the wife, “What are you doing for Lyle, he looks so good and doesn’t seem to be having the problems we expected?” Afraid they would stop his chemo or radiation she kept her secret about the RSO Lyle was taking. After completing his treatment in 90 days Lyle returned for blood work. He is cancer free:  mouth, throat, and the tumor vanished. Lyle is no longer a diabetic, no longer has Gerd and IBS, and no longer has pre-cancerous polyps in his colon. The polyps have been surgically removed each year the past five years, this year there are none found. Lyle will be taking a rice grain size a day of the marijuana THC oil to stay disease free.

If my father was here I would tell him to add marijuana to his day, he was doing many healthy things but the one he needed was illegal.

 

Michelle

MJ Consulting LLC

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MJ Consulting LLC
8540 E. State Route 69
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P: (928) 772-2011
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