As written, the Law only allows a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary or a caregiver to dispense cannabis, seehttp://www.azdhs.gov/medicalmarijuana/rules/index.htm#statutes36-2816
. Violations; civil penalty; classification
(Caution: 1998 Prop. 105 applies)
A. A registered qualifying patient may not directly, or through his designated caregiver, obtain more than two-and-one-half ounces of marijuana from registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries in any fourteen-day period.
B. A registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary or agent may not dispense, deliver or otherwise transfer marijuana to a person other than another registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary, a registered qualifying patient or a registered qualifying patient's registered designated caregiver.
C. A registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary may not acquire usable marijuana or mature marijuana plants from any person other than another registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary, a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver
. A knowing violation of this subsection is a class 2 felony.
Sale of marijuana also remains illegal under United States federal law.http://americansforsafeaccess.org/article.php?id=6525
"It is legal for a patient with an Arizona registry ID card to use cannabis for medical purposes. Patients may also grow cannabis and appoint a designated caregiver for assistance. Patients and designated caregivers may only cultivate if they live at least 25 miles from a registered dispensary; until further notice, however, the dispensary program is in limbo, therefore all patients with registry ID cards are able to cultivate their own medicine, as long as they receive permission to cultivate.
That page has a lot more information about the Arizona medical marijuana laws.
Only a person with a Registry ID card can legally distribute cannabis. This is a fairly new law, and there is no provision that allows an unregistered caregiver to sell cannabis.36-2801
"In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
5. "Designated caregiver" means a person who:
(a) Is at least twenty-one years of age.
(b) Has agreed to assist with a patient's medical use of marijuana.
(c) Has not been convicted of an excluded felony offense.
(d) Assists no more than five qualifying patients with the medical use of marijuana.
(e) May receive reimbursement for actual costs incurred in assisting a registered qualifying patient's medical use of marijuana if
the registered designated caregiver is connected to the registered qualifying patient through the department's registration process. The designated caregiver may not be paid any fee or compensation for his service as a caregiver. Payment for costs under this subdivision shall not constitute an offense under title
13, chapter 34 or under title 36, chapter 27, article 4."
I am sorry the law is somewhat vague on some issues. For example, "actual costs incurred" is not defined.
There are Arizona marijuana lawyers listed athttp://lawyers.norml.org/arizona
Only a local attorney can provide legal advice, but I hope this information is helpful.