Legal Marijuana in Greater Phoenix
On November 30, 2020, voters in Arizona passed Prop 207, a statewide ballot initiative that legalized the possession and use of marijuana for adults.
Cannabis in Phoenix
Anyone 21 years or older can purchase marijuana legally from any of the more than 100 dispensaries currently operating in the state. . Visitors and residents should understand the do's and dont's so they can relax and fully enjoy their Greater Phoenix travel experience.
Things You Should Know:
- Smoking cannabis in any public place is illegal. Arizona has a Smoke-Free Arizona law that prohibits anyone from smoking in most enclosed public places and places of employment. Smoking cannabis in public may be punishable by a fine of up to $500 for a first-time offense.
- Smoking marijuana in most hotel rooms is illegal (excluding The Clarendon - Phoenix's premier adult-only cannabis-friendly hotel).
- Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. It is a traffic safety violation to operate a motor vehicle with detectable levels of THC in blood. If under the influence, people can take advantage of Phoenix's metro rail, bus services, or rideshare services such as Uber, Lyft or Waymo.
- Transporting cannabis to another state is illegal. Trafficking marijuana across state lines in punishable as a felony because it violates federal interstate transit laws.
- Smoking in a national park or on federal land, including the land of federally recognized tribes, is illegal. Because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, violators can be subject to a fine of $5,000 and six months in jail.
- If you are eligible, buying cannabis from a licensed retailer is legal. Recreational users can purchase and possess up to an ounce of a flower at a time, or five grams of extract or concentrate (for example: gummies, chocolate, or a beverage).
- Consuming cannabis on private property is only legal if you have permission from the property owner. Bud and Breakfast provides cannabis-friendly lodging options for visitors.
Cannabis Experiences in Greater Phoenix
- The Clarendon Hotel is Arizona's first and only Cannabis-friendly hotel. Guests can book cannabis-friendly rooms and attend marijuana-inclusive events hosted at the hotel.
- Cheba Hut, a Greater Phoenix "toasted" sub concept, bills itself as "curing munchies since its start in 1998."
- The Mint Cafe is Arizona's first and only Cannabis-infused kitchen. Visitors can order marijuana-infused street tacos, pizza, hamburgers, baked goods, and more, from their kitchen.
- Cloth & Flame, an experience curator, occasionally hosts elevated Cannabis dining experiences, in partnership with Copperstate Farms, an AZ-based cannabis producer.
Check out these links to stay informed on the most current information about legal cannabis laws in the city of Phoenix and the state of Arizona:
Below are some frequently asked questions regarding marijuana use in Greater Phoenix and the state of Arizona.
Do you need a medical marijuana card in Phoenix?
No, you are not required to have a medical marijuana card to legally purchase cannabis from a dispensary.
Is Arizona a recreational state?
Arizona legalized recreational marijuana use in 2020. Adults 21 and over can legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
Does Phoenix have recreational dispensaries?
Yes, Phoenix has more than a 100 recreational dispensaries operating in the state.
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