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change request forms

With the dispensary applications being suspended, people who were expecting to buy from them will now be looking for a caregiver or look to cultivate. The change request forms will help a lot of people who chose not to cultivate, obtain medication. I have seen similar concern from many patients. So I'm suggesting that they be put out as quick as possible. Other than that I would say that you guys are doing an amazing job.

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    JordanJordan shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The change forms are available on the the application page on the website at this time. Just go into the the patient application, agree to the terms and you will see the new option.
    Thanks for your patience.

    We anticipate that the Medical Marijuana Program online change feature to be available in the next few weeks. In the interim we are honoring requests for individuals that may want to change their cultivation status or to add/designate a caregiver. You may contact us at m2programsupport@azdhs.gov. This email account is monitored continuously for custom issues. Thank you for your patience as we continue working diligently to launch the change feature.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please remove me from your mailed newsletter. I wish to receive the info via e-mail only. John Davis 7455 N. Spur Rd. Prescott Az 86305

      • linda bruggerlinda brugger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        my name is Linda Brugger and i no longer want to have the az medical marijuana card d.o.b. 2-26-62 my address for comfirmation is 8155 e roosevelt unit 202 scottsdale az,85257 i will be shredding my card thank you

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "PLEASE make the change forms available". I've made numerous calls left voice mails, not once have I received a call back or had a human voice answer. Maybe this is the best your department can do, however it is GROSSLY UNACCEPTABLE! If my employees didn't answer the phone, make the call backs the answering machine proports or make a simple form available why would I employ them? Whom employs you? Not trying to make enemies. Just becoming less tolerant of lack of excellence.

        Thank you.

        "What this Guy Said"

        PLEASE HELP

        I got a follow up email after 2 emails to m2programsupport@azdhs.gov and a phone call, thanks! I was told things should be fixed if not call this # 602-364-1$%4, It must be on mute because it well ring for 3 mins. at a ***** then hang up. I've rang that # for about an hour now and no answer!

      • RyanRyan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is just in response to the comment by "caregiver" - your idea would open a huge can of worms, it's kinda ridiculous to expect the state to regulate all the minor things like that, if your patient decides they want to change caregivers and that causes problems for you, that is your problem. you may want to hire a lawyer to draft up a contract that you and your patient can both sign, which will prevent the patient from switching their caregiver in the middle of your grow, if that is a major concern for you.

      • MichelleMichelle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How ironic patients have spent all this money to become legal registered patients and now with the hold on dispensaries we are forced to break the law to bring seeds, clones, and medical grade medicine across state lines making us do criminal acts or continuiong using the mold street ****. Also the law clearly tells patients where not to use medicine and not to transfer to anyone without a card but gives nothing to where we can medicate and how we are to obtain medication now that you stopped dispensaries! There is a reason people buy their fruits and vegatbles in a store, it is hard as heck to grow your own. With the enclosure restriction patients are required to spend thousands on grow lights, humidifyiers, meters, nutrients, fans, ventilation and hello-we are sick people on low incomes.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So why are the forms not available online right now? How are people supposed to add a caregiver if you don't have this online? Also please clarify the fees for the caregiver. Laura Oxley has stated in an email to me that caregivers are expected to pay up to $1,000 if they sign up their maximum allotment of patients. So $200 per patient which is not stated in your Rules. The only rule I see is a Caregiver is to pay $200 fee for their annual card. Where is it written in your rules that a Caregiver is to pay an additional $200 per annual card fee? Nowhere and this is your error once again and you need to refund all the patients the excess fees you've been charging them since this is bordering on fraud.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "PLEASE make the change forms available". I've made numerous calls left voice mails, not once have I received a call back or had a human voice answer. Maybe this is the best your department can do, however it is GROSSLY UNACCEPTABLE! If my employees didn't answer the phone, make the call backs the answering machine proports or make a simple form available why would I employ them? Whom employs you? Not trying to make enemies. Just becoming less tolerant of lack of excellence.

        Thank you.

      • Leslie LintecumLeslie Lintecum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have been looking for change forms since I received my permanent card almost a month ago. I also asked a Live Support operator if there is an estimated time when the forms will be available. Although very courteous and prompt, the operator had no updates regarding the forms. I hope patients' feedback will help bring the importance of the forms to the attention of ADHS because with no dispensaries available this matter is becoming urgent.

      • Patient without MedsPatient without Meds commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also agree the Caregivers should definitly be Notified and even involved in the decision, but ultimatly it should be the patients choice. I would advice that the caregiver have a waiting list of patients and just add a new patient in the place of the removed patient on the caregivers current patient list.

      • Patient without MedsPatient without Meds commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The forms need to be available soon i need my meds as a patient this is more important to me then a caregivers money. I am confident my Caregiver can produce but if changes in the way distrbution is being handled effect their ability to supply i may need to change to self grower.

      • CaregiverCaregiver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        when the change request forms are up, patient might be able to change caregiver. That may cause some damage for the caregiver if the patient simply chose not to let their caregiver know and caregiver have no way to check. Also the caregiver might be in the middle of growing, changing caregiver at this time might do financial damage for caregiver since they have already invest in the grow room and in the middle of growing.
        Caregiver paid a higher fee to be certified than patient and if the patient chose to change caregiver, the caregiver just lost their certified fee, fingerprints fee.

        It would be very dangerous for the caregiver who was approved to cultivate to think that they can cultivate for their patient, have the correct amount of plants and end up with "breaking the law," get charge with having too many plants because one of their patient change caregiver without telling them. So a caregiver who have no criminal record is now becoming a criminal.

        I think on the caregiver change request form, it should ask for the reason why patient opt to change caregiver. For example: misconduct by caregiver or if caregiver move, etc...and give caregiver 5-10 days to response. Then the state decide if approved to change or not.
        or require both caregiver and patient signature to change.

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