Arizona Recreational Marijuana Handbook
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2023 Arizona Recreational Marijuana Handbook
Arizona has 5 bordering states consisting of California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Recreational marijuana is legal in California and is subject to a sales tax of 7.25% +. There is also a 15% excise tax on all sales of recreational marijuana in California.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada and is subject to a sales tax of 6.85%. There is also a 10% excise tax on all sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada.
Recreational marijuana is legal in New Mexico and is subject to a sales tax of 5.13%. There is also a 12% excise tax on all sales of recreational marijuana in New Mexico.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and is subject to a sales tax of 15.00%. There is also a 15% excise tax on all sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado.
Recreational Marijuana is illegal in Utah, so there is no tax on recreational marijuana in those states.
About Arizona Recreational Marijuana
Is recreational marijuana legal in Arizona?
Yes, recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona
When and how did Arizona legalize marijuana recreationally?
Arizona legalized recreational marijuana in 2020. This law was passed using Smart and Safe Arizona Act (Prop 207) and passed with a vote of 59.95%. The official name for this law is Responsible Adult Use of Marijuana Title 36, Chapter 28.2
Arizona Recreational Marijuana possession limits
- up to one ounce of marijuana
- no more than five grams of which is marijuana concentrate
- 6 plants per person at the primary residence
- no more than 12 plants at a single residence
What are the restrictions on growing at home?
Cultivation of recreational marijuana must take place per the following restrictions:
- Within a closet, greenhouse, or other enclosed area on the grounds of the residence which is locked or prevents access by minors;
- In an area where the marijuana plants are not publicly visible without using binoculars, aircraft or other optical aids.
Chemical extraction or synthesis are not permitted. Cultivation regulations are per A.R.S. § 36-2852 subsection (A)(2)