Map: Which Parts of the Phoenix Metro Area Have the Most Medical-Marijuana Patients

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Maps released by the state health department show the areas around the state that have the most medical-marijuana patients.

All these hot spots are in the Phoenix area, and most are around North Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the East Valley.

See also:
-Arizona's Legal Dispensaries Sold More Than 2.5 Tons of Medical Marijuana

Consider this: Maryvale, a neighborhood on the west side of Phoenix, and Scottsdale have similar populations -- about 208,000 in Maryvale and 217,000 in Scottsdale.

The map shows that after splitting up Scottsdale, both North Scottsdale and South Scottsdale have more medical-marijuana patients than all of Maryvale.

The Arizona Department of Health Services' year-end report on the medical-marijuana program also shows that other North Phoenix (and north-ish Phoenix) areas have more medical-pot patients than areas on the south side.

Deer Valley, North Mountain, Camelback East, and Paradise Valley Village (not the actual town of Paradise Valley) have more than 826 cardholders each.

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Interestingly, it looks like the well-to-do-types in Paradise Valley aren't seeking out medical marijuana nearly as much as people in every single neighborhood surrounding it.

However, since the map doesn't take into account the population of a given neighborhood, places with fewer people -- like 13,000 in Paradise Valley -- obviously are going to have fewer patients.

Click here to see the rest of the health department's year-end report.

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Michael Herrera
Michael Herrera

Kind of ironic that most crimes are committed in the west valley where all the pot heads live.. Wonder where most of the meth heads live?

Myrna Johns Christian
Myrna Johns Christian

That's because all the surrounding areas get it WITHOUT a script. Im sure its just as prevalent.

Bruce Salvage
Bruce Salvage

Im nfrom glendale but now living for the last 10 years in washington state.You guys are SO behind the times in everything.Marijuana,civil rights,wages.Its unreal..For example,Do waitresses there STILL make $2.01 an hour plus tips? Its been that wage for 30 years..Its $9.32 per hr plus tips here.Waitresses average about $19 an hour.Another example.Marijuana is legal here and the maximum fine if you get caught smoking in public is $27..

Bruce Salvage
Bruce Salvage

ya know theyre not right wingers because tea-partiers dont want to be put on any registrys.lol

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

It looks like the wealthier "patients" got their applications processed faster than the less well-to-do. All I can say to GOTPers is... uh... I forgot what I was going to say... (sound of me taking a hit off the jay I'm holding right now).

Allison Whitaker
Allison Whitaker

As long as there's no personal information released, Juliane Cartaino, like a name, birth date, etc., it doesn't violate HIPPA. As far as I understand it.

Juliane Cartaino
Juliane Cartaino

Isn't that contrary to HIPPA Laws that that's revealed? Or is it okay becuse it's for statistical purposes?

Krystal Krebs
Krystal Krebs

Ha! This makes complete sense! Scottsdale yuppies want to smoke out but legally. AJ, Salt River...grows their own and the lighter colors buys their own shit from their favorite drug dealer. I think this map is dead on! ;)

Cosmic Sea
Cosmic Sea

Scottsdale can afford the *ahem* procedure to get the card.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

HAHAHA!!!! Proof that the well off republican fat cats who voted against this are the biggest hypocrites around since it's their neighborhoods that have the highest number of cards. 


But then again, everyone knows that modern day republicans are nothing more than hypocrites on power trips

Dawn Kania
Dawn Kania

"legal" potheads ... that's the difference lol

Davey Miller
Davey Miller

more potheads in Scottsdale than Tempe? thats kinda shocking

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... so now you have BOTH.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

HIPPA deals with personally identifiable private information..... 


Where is that here?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... what IDIOT would beg the Government to Tax anything they actually cared about?


Marijuana was initially prohibited via destructive TAXATION, moron.

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