FAQ

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Look through the FAQ below, and if you still have questions or need help, please contact us anytime.
 

Our Products
Can you ship products?

We cannot ship products that contain THC, as it is illegal to do so. Each state is governed by its own laws. We can ship CBD Hemp products and encourage you to visit us at Skywellness.com to learn more about these powerful products.

If you are an AZ medical marijuana card holder, you may purchase our high-quality medical marijuana and CBD products at any of our three dispensary locations in the Phoenix area.


 

Getting Your AZ Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Card
How do I apply for an MMJ Card in AZ?

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has a section of their website dedicated to helping walk potential MMJ patients through the process.   It includes step-by-step instructions on the requirements for obtaining an identification card, as well as a list of FAQ.

Essentially, the process for obtaining and MMJ card includes the following:

  1. Determining if you are a qualifying patient, based on the list of debilitating medical conditions.  To do this, you will need to visit a physician for a consultation to determine if your condition qualifies for an MMJ card.  A list of medical marijuana physicians can be found here.
  2. If a physician approves your eligibility at your appointment, they will help guide you through the process for then submitting a medical marijuana card application to AZ Department of Health Services.   Some physicians may submit the application on your behalf or you can choose to submit the documents to AZDHS via their online application process.
  3. In terms of fees, you will be required to pay a fee for your physician visit as well as an application fee to ADHS.  The yearly application fee for an ADHS medical marijuana card is $150 (or $75 if a qualifying patient is a recipient of SNAP benefits).

What are the qualifying conditions for receiving a medical marijuana card in Arizona?

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Arizona include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • A chronic or debilitating condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe and chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

If your condition is not listed, state law allows a person to request the addition of other conditions to the list of debilitating medical conditions.


Is recreational use of marijuana legal in Arizona?

No. Currently only patients with a valid medical marijuana card may purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary.   Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in Arizona, as the legislation was not passed during the last measure proposed in November of 2016 (Prop 205).


How can I become involved in supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arizona?

If you believe that recreational marijuana should be legalized in Arizona, you can join a number of local and national initiatives and organizations who are working hard to repeal marijuana and cannabis prohibition.

The Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative may be on the ballot in November of 2018.  You can learn more about the initiative here.


How much does an Arizona medical marijuana card cost?

The application fee for an ADHS medical marijuana card is $150 (or $75 if a qualifying patient is a recipient of SNAP benefits).  In order to remain a qualifying MMJ card holder, the card must be renewed each year with written verification from a physician and payment of the annual fee.

Fees for a medical marijuana physician visit and evaluation range in cost from approximately $125 – $180, which your office will disclose at the time of appointment booking.


 

Laws Pertaining to Arizona Medical Marijuana Card Holders
If I get my medical marijuana card, do I lose my gun rights?

To short answer is yes.  But to thoroughly address and answer this question, it is important to understand two legal factors:

  1. Though marijuana has been legalized in some places on a state-by-state basis, it remains illegal under federal law.
  2. Statute 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) criminalizes possession or receipt of a firearm by an unlawful drug user or a person addicted to a controlled substance (of which cannabis and marijuana are considered).

A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case from 2016 ruled hat a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment.      In other words, The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that since medical marijuana is not legal under federal law — and is considered a controlled substance — that medical marijuana card holder cannot be in legal possession or receipt of a firearm.  Arizona falls under the states held to regulations and rulings from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

All of these legalities come into play when purchasing a gun.  Question 11e on the ATF form asks, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana?  Answering yes makes you ineligible to purchase; falsely answering no is in principle punishable as perjury.


Can I use medical marijuana products in public?

In accordance with Arizona state laws around medical marijuana consumption, you cannot smoke or vape publicly.   However, the law does allow for consumption of edible cannabis products in public, so long as you are not operating a vehicle or engaging in anything that could be considered negligence.


How can I learn more about the laws and regulations with medical marijuana in Arizona?

For more detailed information regarding statues, you can view this information from the AZDHS website:

“The Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) represent the statutory laws of the state of Arizona. The A.R.S. and the Arizona Medical Marijuana Rules each contain requirements applicable to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program. Accordingly, to fully understand all the requirements applicable to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, the A.R.S. and the Arizona Medical Marijuana Rules should be read in conjunction with each other.”

This website also breaks down some of the facts around MMJ laws (consumption, purchasing limits, possession, cultivation, etc) in more generalized terms.


 

What to Expect during Your Visit to Sky Dispensaries
Can I purchase marijuana from your dispensaries if my physician provides a doctor’s note or recommendation?

Sorry, no.  Arizona state law requires that you must have a valid Arizona medical marijuana card to purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary.   The card must be presented at time of check-in at our dispensary, along with your valid Arizona driver’s license.


Do you accept credit cards?

We do not currently accept credit or debit cards for payment at our dispensaries. For your convenience,  we do provide no-fee ATMs in each of our dispensaries.


What should I expect when I arrive at one of your dispensaries?

Our dispensaries offer a modern, clean, and safe environment for you to address all of your cannabis needs.   We value the customer experience and pride ourselves on our mission to:

EDUCATE AND INNOVATE WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PATIENTS BY PROVIDING THE HIGHEST QUALITY PRODUCTS, BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SETTING THE STANDARD OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO BE A LEADER IN THE INDUSTRY.

Whether it’s your first visit, or you are a regular patient of ours, we look forward to meeting you and helping guide you through the process in a stress-free manner.

  • When you arrive, you’ll be greeted in the waiting room by our staff and asked to check in. As part of this check-in process, you’ll present your valid Arizona medical marijuana card and valid Arizona driver’s license, which our staff will safety keep with them until checkout.   One of our friendly and knowledgeable budtenders will then introduce themself and take you into the dispensary, where they will be on hand to comfortably guide you through the rest of the process.
  • Our budtenders are trained professionals and can answer questions regarding our various cannabis products, offer product recommendations, and provide you with expert advice on dosage and product safety.
  • It may help to prepare yourself in advance by familiarizing yourself with our product offerings and their cost. Click here to view our menu of products.
  • Once you’ve made your selections, your budtender will complete your purchase (cash only) and return your Arizona medical marijuana card and Arizona driver’s license to you. At this point, you will be well on your way to experiencing the remarkable benefits of Sky’s cannabis offerings!

 

Careers with Sky
How do I submit an application for employment at Sky Dispensaries?

We are always on the lookout for awesome members to join our Sky team.

If you are interested in joining our team, you must be 21+ and must submit a full set of fingerprints to the Arizona Department of Health Services as part of the application process.  According to state law, people can’t be dispensary agents if they’ve been convicted of an excluded felony.


How can I check the status of my Sky Dispensaries application?

We appreciate your patience as we take time to review the high volume of applications we receive.  If you meet the criteria for the position, a member of our hiring team will contact you directly for an interview.  We are committed to hiring people who are passionate about making a difference in the cannabis community and are happy to know you have an interest in Sky Dispensaries!


 

The Power of the Plant
How do I learn about the different health and medical benefits of cannabis?

We are glad you are curious!  The key to knowledge – and empowering yourself in your own health journey –  is educating yourself about the variety of medical benefits from plants, including cannabis.

Thankfully, a quick internet search will yield you a vast amount of results and research on the health benefits associated with cannabis (both TCH and CBD).  We recommend reviewing medical journals and their trials and research contained within to learn more.   While Sky Cannabits doesn’t officially endorse specific research organizations, here are a few reputable examples to start you on your journey of cannabis education:


What is THC and CBD?

The naturally occurring resin in the marijuana plant (cannabis sativa) contains two type of cannabinoids:  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

While both THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system, the compounds have different effects on the human body.    There is a plethora of available resources on the science behind THC and CBD and we encourage everyone to do their own research on these powerful compounds.  Here is a brief overview to introduce you to the basics of THC and CBD.

THC

THC is the primary psychoactive component of the marijuana plant. As such, THC can be credited for producing the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use. By imitating the effects of anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the human body, THC can help to regulate the perception of pain as well as sleeping and eating habits.

THC can induce:

  • Relaxation
  • Altered senses of sight, smell, and hearing
  • Hun

THC can reduce:

  • Fatigue
  • Aggression
  • Pain

CBD

While CBD and THC share the same chemical formula and makeup, the atoms are arranged differently. Interestingly, this seemingly negligible variance has significant impacts on the ways in which these compounds affect the human body.  As such,  THC creates a notable psychoactive effect while CBD lacks such a response.  For this reason, CBD is renowned for its profound medical applications. This also makes CBD an appealing option for those seeking for relief a variety of symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs,

The potential effects of CBD include:

  • Combatting anxiety and depression
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Relief from convulsions and nausea
  • Ability to lower blood pressure
  • Reduction of psychotic symptoms
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