Arizona was the 14th state to adopt a medical marijuana law, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, which is the licensing and issuing authority for the state's medical marijuana program.

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act went into effect on April 14, 2011.

The ADHS releases a monthly report which highlights, among other things, the most current data on active medical marijuana cardholders.

The most recent data released by the ADHS details the numbers to date through September 2017.

There are, at the point in time when the latest statistics were released, 143,239 active cardholders who are qualified patients in the state of Arizona.

Of that 143,239, Maricopa County has the most qualifying patients with 90,564. Pima County had the second most with 19,835 and Pinal County was third with 7,864. Coconino County had 3,157 qualifying patients.

Age groups of active cardholders

Less than 18 years: 202

18 to 30 years: 35,064

31 to 40 years: 29,506

41 to 50 years: 22,348

51 to 60 years: 24,324

61 to 70 years: 23,593

71 to 80 years: 6,708

81 and older: 1,494

Gender of of active cardholders

Male: 88,455

Female: 54,784

Medical conditions of active cardholders

Chronic Pain: 120,793

Two Or More Conditions: 10,584

Cancer: 3,626

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): 1,914

Muscle Spasms: 1,163

Seizures: 1,132

Glaucoma: 967

Hepatitis C: 900

Nausea: 790

HIV/AIDS: 613

Crohn's Disease: 518

Cachexia: 127

Alzheimer’s: 68

Sclerosis: 44