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Understanding AZ Adult-Use Laws

Understanding Arizona’s New Recreational Cannabis Laws

We made it! Recreational marijuana is finally available in Arizona – thanks to Prop 207 passed in November 2020. It has been a long road coming, but now that it’s here, it’s bound to come with some confusion. Here are a few things new recreational consumers should know about Arizona’s new adult-use Cannabis laws:

General Rules & Regulations

  • All adult-use customers are required to present a valid 21+ photo identification at time of check-in. This includes state-issued IDs, driver licenses, passports, among others. Out of state licenses and passports are accepted
  • Recreational tax on products will be between 16-26%. Medical-only tax is about 6%
  • Public consumption is still illegal! Please continue to use cannabis responsibly and in the safety of your own home or private property. Offenders may be found guilty of a petty offence.
  • No marijuana products can be sold that imitate brands marketed to children or look like humans, animals, insects, fruits, toys or cartoons.
  • Driving, flying or boating impaired to even the slightest degree by marijuana would remain illegal (i.e., zero tolerance rule).

Purchase Limits

  • Recreational consumers are allowed to purchase up to 28g per dispensary transaction
  • Of the 28g total, 5g can be concentrated form: edibles, vaporizer cartridges, extracts, etc.
  • Recreational edibles are limited to 10 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per serving and/or 100 mg per package.
  • Possessing more than one ounce but less than 2.5 ounces would be a petty offense. Minors caught with less than one ounce would receive up to a $100 fine and four hours of drug counseling for a first offense. A second offense would be up to a $100 fine and eight hours of drug counseling. A third offense would be a Class 1 misdemeanor.



Medical vs. Recreational

  • Patients who retain their medical card will be able to shop higher dose edibles and are exempt from the 16%+ state tax.
  • Employers can still enforce a drug-free workplace, so having a medical marijuana card may grant you certain workplace safeties through the AMMA.
  • Some dispensaries may offer certain products only to medical patients

Growing Limits

  • Each adult over 21 is able to grow up to 6 plants in their home in Arizona. 
  • Adults can grow up to 12 total plants If two or more adults are residing in the same place

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WARNING: There may be potential dangers to fetuses caused by smoking or ingesting marijuana while pregnant or to infants while breastfeeding. Use of marijuana during pregnancy may result in a risk being reported to the Department of Child Safety during pregnancy or at birth of the child by persons who are required to report.

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What to Expect with Recreational Sales


Dear Oasis patients, the time has finally come for Arizona to implement recreational (adult use) sales. We are excited to help Arizona through this transition and want to thank every sponsor, advocate and patient who’s helped this cause. We are doing our absolute best to mitigate some of the foreseen hurdles in order to continue providing the best possible shopping experience. However, as we inch closer to this massive, industry-wide shift there are a few changes you can expect to see:


Longer lines & wait times

Currently, there are just over 240,000 medical marijuana patients in the state of Arizona sharing about ~120 dispensaries. When the flood gates open for recreational sales (age 21+), we will likely see the number of cannabis-buyers in Arizona increase significantly while still having to share the same number of dispensary locations. According to the 2019 Government Census (, there are approximately 5 million people in the state of Arizona eligible to purchase recreational marijuana – 60% of which voted yes on the legalization initiative (Prop 207).

Helpful tip:
Medical card holders will have access to our delivery service while recreational customers will not.

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Product shortages

Over the last few weeks, many dispensaries have started taking measures in order to prevent anticipated product shortages. With that being said, newly implemented testing laws plus a rapidly growing industry has made for far greater demand than available supply in the market. Plus with an influx of viable customers for recreational sales, we expect product shortages to be commonplace industry-wide.

Helpful tip:
Medical card holders will have access to higher THC mg edibles than recreational customers and will have a specific medical inventory of products.


Higher prices

With recreational sales comes recreational taxes. Arizona voters willingly voted yes on Prop 207, which implements a minimum 16% tax on all recreational marijuana products. Along with taxation, increased demand and fewer supply in a recreational market will likely drive prices up across the board.

Helpful tip:
Medical card holders are exempt from paying recreational state taxes.


Fewer deals & promotions

Unfortunately, when there are industry-wide product shortages it likely means we will see some deals & promotions start to reduce. Many brands and dispensaries are starting to temporarily pause promotions, cumulative pricing structures and giveaways to ensure we have enough product available for everyone.

Helpful tip:
All customers will still have access to our point-based Loyalty Program.

Learn more about our Loyalty Program here:


While these changes may seem scary and unideal, they are a necessary part of increasing freedom for Arizonans.


Since approved by voters in November 2020, Prop 207 will:

– Legalize the sale, possession and consumption of one ounce of marijuana (of which 5 grams can be concentrate) for adults at least 21 years old.
– Generate $300 million in new revenue annually to fund community colleges, public safety, public health programs, and infrastructure.
– Ban smoking marijuana in public places like restaurants and open spaces like sidewalks and parks.
– Protect children by requiring all packaging be childproof and labeled, bans advertising to children and bans the sale of gummy bears, gummy worms and other products that resemble kids’ candy.
– Give the Department of Health Services more than $20 million annually for addiction prevention, substance abuse treatment, teen suicide prevention, mental health programs and other justice reinvestment projects.
– Do the right thing by providing an option for folks who were previously convicted of low-level marijuana charges to have their criminal records sealed so they have fair access to jobs and housing.
– Require AZDHS to limit the amount of THC (the chemical responsible for the “high” in marijuana) in edible marijuana products.
– Free up police to focus on real crime and hard drugs and unclogs the justice system which is currently backlogged with minor offenses.
– Create thousands of good-paying jobs across Arizona.



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