Arizona Medical Marijuana, Prop 205, and Getting Your Arizona Medical Marijuana Card, What You Need To Know

In 2010, with the passing of Prop 203 (Arizona Medical Marijuana Act) which was an Arizona ballot measure and vote to legalize the use of medical marijuana without the normal Food and Drug Administration testing for safety and efficacy reasons smoking marijuana medically in AZ became legal.

Prop 203 passed by a very small margin with 50.13% of the vote in the state. Six years later Prop 205 to legalize marijuana in the state of Arizona recreationially for people over 21 didn’t pass by a very narrow margin.

Prop 205

The Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Proposition 205, was on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Arizona as an initiated state statute. It was defeated. *hat tip BallotPedia

A “yes” vote supported legalizing the possession and consumption of marijuana by people 21 years old and up.
A “no” vote opposed this measure to legalize the possession and consumption of marijuana by people 21 years old and up.[1]


Election results

Proposition 205
Election results from Arizona Secretary of State


Arizona Medical Marijuana Card and Program

There are 3 basic steps you need to take to get your Arizona Medical Marijuana Card. First you need to have your medical records and primary physicians show a history and proof of your qualifying ailment, second it has to get certified by a medical marijuana doctor or if they are the same person skip step number one. And finally you need to submit your application for a medical marijuana card  to the Arizona department of Health Services.

There are medical marijuana card doctors and locations that can handle all the legwork and paperwork for you as long as you have been qualified and have a prescription/medical records showing your qualifying condition.

Here is a list of the qualifying conditions:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nail Patella
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe Nausea
  • Severe and Chronic Pain
  • Seizures
  • Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • PTSD (Must be in regular counseling or psychiatric care)

Other than the conditions you have to be 18 years or older, if under 18 you need a legal guardian to register as your caregiver. Also, you need to be an Arizona resident with a valid residential address in AZ and have a valid AZ driver’s license or AZ id card.

Lastly, the medical marijuana card in AZ costs $150 for state’s fees and ranges from $50-$150 for your medical marijuana doctor appointment each year. But again most of them handle everything the state needs from there and then you get your card in 1-2 weeks after that appointment. And renewing your card is even easier because they already have a record of your primary doc or medical records and already got you approved for your medical marijuana card the year before.

How much will it cost for an Arizona Medical Marijuana card?

he fees are listed in rules and include:

  • $150 for an initial or a renewal registry identification card for a qualifying patient. Some qualifying patients may be eligible to pay $75 for initial and renewal cards if they currently participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
  • $200 for an initial or a renewal registry identification card for a designated caregiver. A caregiver must apply for a new card for every patient under their care (up to five patients).
  • $500 for an initial or a renewal registry identification card for a dispensary agent.
  • $5,000 for an initial dispensary registration certificate.
  • $1,000 for a renewal dispensary registration certificate.
  • $2,500 to change the location of a dispensary or cultivation facility.
  • $10 to amend, change, or replace a registry identification card.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Laws

Here are some of the top FAQs about Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Laws you should know.

Why do I need to have a medical marijuana card?

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act says that anyone who follows the requirements can’t be penalized for the medical use of marijuana. The Act prohibits certain discriminatory practices, including:

  • A school or landlord can’t refuse to enroll or lease to a qualifying patient unless failing to do so would cause the school or landlord to lose benefits under federal law;
  • An employer can’t discriminate against a qualifying patient in hiring, terminating, or imposing employment conditions unless failing to do so would cause the employer to lose benefits under federal law; and
  • An employer can’t penalize a qualifying patient for a positive drug test for marijuana, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana on the employment premises or during hours of employment.

What is still prohibited under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act?

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (Act) does not:

  • Authorize a person to undertake any task under the influence of marijuana that constitutes negligence or professional malpractice. Authorize possessing or using medical marijuana on a school bus, on the grounds of a preschool, primary school, or high school, or in a correctional facility.
  • Authorize smoking marijuana on public transportation or in a public place.
  • Require a government medical assistance program or private health insurer to reimburse for costs associated with the medical use of marijuana.
  • Require an owner of private property to allow the use of marijuana on that property.
  • Require an employer to allow the ingestion of marijuana in the workplace.
  • Prevent a nursing care or other residential or inpatient healthcare facility from adopting reasonable restrictions on the provision, storage and use of marijuana by residents or patients.

Will there be people growing medical marijuana in my neighborhood?

A qualifying patient or the qualifying patient’s designated caregiver may cultivate medical marijuana if the qualifying patient lives more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary. A dispensary may cultivate marijuana at the dispensary or at a cultivation site, but the location of the dispensary and the cultivation site needs to be in compliance with local zoning restrictions. Anyone who grows medical marijuana must do so in an enclosed area.

How much marijuana can a qualifying patient possess?

36-2801. Definitions

(Caution: 1998 Prop. 105 applies)

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Allowable amount of marijuana”

(a) With respect to a qualifying patient, the “allowable amount of marijuana” means:

(i) Two-and-one-half ounces of usable marijuana; and

(ii) If the qualifying patient’s registry identification card states that the qualifying patient is authorized to cultivate marijuana, twelve marijuana plants contained in an enclosed, locked facility except that the plants are not required to be in an enclosed, locked facility if the plants are being transported because the qualifying patient is moving.

Where can a qualifying patient be able to smoke or consume medical marijuana?

According to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, a qualifying patient may not consume medical marijuana at a dispensary but may eat medical marijuana in foods or use infused products at other locations. State law lists places where a qualifying patient may not smoke medical marijuana, including public places. A qualifying patient who lives in a nursing care institution, hospice, assisted living facility, or adult foster care home or who attends an adult day health care facility may also have to follow restrictions imposed by the facility.

Can a Medical Marijuana patient drive while smoking marijuana?

No, a qualifying patient cannot drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.

What if my workplace tests for drugs including marijuana? If I have a medical marijuana card do I have protection?

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act states that an employer will not be able to penalize a qualifying patient with a registry identification card for a positive drug test for marijuana, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana on the employment premises or during hours of employment. If you are unsure how the Act applies to you, consult an attorney licensed to practice law in Arizona.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Attached is a 2016-2017 List of approved Arizona State Medical Marijuana Dispensaries where you can purchase up to 2 and half ounces of weed in a 14 day period.

Click for PDF of list of AZ Dispensaries

Everything You Need To Know About the New Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

The new Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is set to open in February, 2017 and we thought we share some of the amenities so you know what to expect from your stay.

Also, included in the guide that we will keep updated will be reviews and information that can help you have the best stay in Scottsdale.

Some of the things you will experience and what you love from their website is;

What You’ll Love:

  • The design: Bungalow-style guest rooms inspired by the desert’s artistic canvas
  • Dining with a view: Glass-paneled restaurant with an open kitchen, plancha grill, and exclusive chef’s table
  • The relaxation: Three pools and Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary, with a range of treatment rooms each stocked with botanical products
  • Cattle Track Arts Compound: A unique artists’ collective dating back to 1936, offering workshops at the hotel as well as exclusive studio tours
  • Exploring it all: Nature’s wonders are just moments away, from Camelback Mountain to Pinnacle Peak

Full service spa and salon with custom blend bar of indigenous oils, herbs and tinctures // 24-hour indoor/outdoor fitness facilities // Three swimming pools // Complimentary GoPro rentals // Refillable water stations

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is on 23 acres of desert and is the old Cottonwood Suites off Scottsdale Road just south of Lincoln Dr and north of McDonald Dr.

From the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa you get prime views of Camelback Mountain and they have over 200 rooms and suites.

The new property is very modern with a mid century look and architecture. They pay homage to artists like Paolo Soleri and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Their guestrooms are set up in bugalow style groupings with outdoor terraces to take advantage of the beautiful Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain Paradise Valley views.

The neighborhood is ideally located minutes from old town Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, clubs, restaurants (including their own Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, Turquoise Pool Bar)

They also have meeting and event space available for indoor conferences or outdoor events and functions.

Also, if you want to see pictures of the Andaz Scottsdale Resort they have a hashtag they use on Instagram where guests post their photos like these pictures. #WhenInAndaz

Or you can see photos tagged at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort on Instagram as well.

🔥 impromptu jam session @andazscottsdale #whynotazaz #wheninandaz

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Today's beautiful weather calls for our shimmering #TurquoisePool and peaceful cabanas! #WhenInAndaz #WhyNotAZAZ #scottsdale

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Here are some photos of the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa from their hotel photo gallery.

(credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa)

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Hungry But Want to Have Fun Too? See Why You Should Check Out Top Golf Scottsdale

Sometimes when you are trying to figure out what to do in Scottsdale on a Friday night where you want grab a bite to eat but still have some fun the best thing to do is go hammer some golf balls at Top Golf Scottsdale while being waited on by some of the best servers in the valley.

Top golf Scottsdale has a a few full bars, plenty of servers, food, drinks, and a great atmosphere that gives you that slight night club feeling in an outdoor environment where you get get all the food, drinks, and fun all in one spot.

If you are thinking about going to Top Golf Scottsdale there are three things you should know or consider. Their menu, coupons, and reservations..

Reservations is especially key on their busy days and nights because sometimes it can be a one to two hour wait since they are so popular for the experience they offer.

Top Golf Scottsdale Menu

I don’t want you just to take our word for it so here is a link to their menu and some of things we have had that worked perfect for our Friday night out in Scottsdale at Top Golf.

  • Tres Agaves Margaritas
  • Orange Dream
  • Blue Moon on Draft
  • Pineapple Punch
  • Bacon Mac & Cheese Spring Rolls
  • Pickle Fries
  • Craft Beer Queso
  • Sunrise Burger
  • The Mac Daddy

If you can tell even the names of their drinks and food choices make your mouth water. And this is just a sample of food and drinks they offer at their Scottsdale, AZ location of Top Golf.

Top Golf Scottsdale Coupons

The best two places to get Top Golf Scottsdale coupons we found we Groupon and Retail Me Not.

Usually you can get 15%-49% off membership cards or discounts on food and drink but we will keep you posted to see if Top Golf Scottsdale gives AZCharged readers a special coupon on our site. Ask them next time you go there to give us something we can post here for you.

Top Golf Scottsdale Reservations

Whether you are planning an event for your office, friends and family, a birthday, or a kids party Top Golf Scottsdale has a per person rate with many options depending the time of day of the event and which food and drink options you decide on.

However, experiencing two event personally at Top Golf Scottsdale again everything was top notch from the food, drinks, servers, play, and table/couch areas where are party of 8 and 10 was at one time. Again here is a link to get more information on their reservations for events. Here is one if you are planning a kids party at Top Golf Scottsdale.

Also, if you drill down on TopGolf’s FAQ page you can find out more about reservations at Top Gold that include;

Topgolf is a first come first serve venue and reservations are not needed. However, if you’re looking for a way to ensure you’ll have a bay in the shortest time possible, you may purchase a VIP Priority Pass when you have an active Topgolf account. Priority Passes give Members the ability to select a specific date and time, up to 7 days in advance, to be added to the top of the bay list.

  • Each Priority Pass is $50, good for one (1) redemption and must be made online at at least 30 minutes prior to arrival. Please note that there are a limited number of times available for redemption each day, so make sure to check availability as close to 7 days in advance as possible.
  • Priority Passes do not include game play. Game play value must be purchased separately.
  • Priority Passes do not guarantee that Members will be provided a bay at the exact time that they selected or arrive on site. If all bays are full when a Member arrives, they will be the next in line to receive a bay when one becomes available. If there are already Members on the wait list using a Priority Pass, each new addition will then get placed directly behind those Members on the wait list.
  • Members must cancel their redemption online at up to 15 minutes prior to their selected time. Priority Passes are automatically removed from a Member’s account when the Priority Pass is initially redeemed, so it must be cancelled 15 minutes prior to the selected time in order to get the VIP Priority Pass added back on their membership for future use.
  • Only one Priority Pass may be redeemed per day per Member. Priority Passes may not be redeemed for cash, memberships, or playing value.

Finally here are some more helpful details for your visit to TopGolf Scottsdale when it comes to their address or location and how to get there, their hours of operation, and their featured amenities.

TopGolf Scottsdale Location, Hours, Amenities

9500 E. Talking Stick Way Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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Mon – Thu: 9:00am – 12:00am
Fri – Sat: 9:00am – 2:00am
Sun: 9:00am – 12:00am

  • 100+ climate-controlled hitting bays
  • Full-service restaurant & bars
  • Private event spaces & meeting rooms
  • Rooftop terrace with fire pit
  • Over 200 HDTVs
  • Free Wifi

Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the Scottsdale Gun Club

If you are looking to visit the Scottsdale Gun Club off Northsight BLVD. in Scottsdale these are three things that can help your visit. As a gun owner and have used the gun range at the Scottsdale Gun Club I would highly recommend it to anyone to visit, learn how to shoot a gun, and practice so you are able to defend yourself if you ever need to. Also, if you need gun supplies or guns they offer a great inventory as well as Amazon has really cool gun accessories like this you should check out as well.

Here are the top 3 Things that can Help you when you go there.

Scottsdale Gun Club Range Fees

Currently, it’s $15 dollars per hour per person to use the range. They also rent Semi automatic guns for anywhere from $15 per hour for hand guns and $99 for machine gun packages and up. And fully automatics start about $65.00 and up for an AK-47, FM-9 and others.

This doesn’t include ammo or targets.

Scottsdale Gun Club Membership

They currently have memberships starting at $24.95 a month that is available to all active/reserve duty military and law enforcement individuals. However, their standard membership is $29.95 for use of their 24 shooting lanes with no range fees. There is also a $49.95 initiation fee for this membership to get started and has a lot of other perks likes 2 Free handgun rentals each year, 1 Free Members T-shirt, 6 guest passes a year and more.

There is also a Family membership for 2 adults and 2 minors for $59.95 a month with a $100 initiation fee and a titanium membership that includes private lanes, shower/locker rooms access and a private lounge.

Scottsdale Gun Club Classes

Whether you are a beginner or want to learn more advanced tactics the Scottsdale Gun Club has well over 20 classes ranging from hard target training, handgun cleaning seminar, concealed weapons permit CCW, family firearms safety and more.

Classed can hold up to 36 people and are spacious. comfortable, and are in start of the art classrooms at their facility. They are also taught by experienced and certified professional gun instructors.

Also, if you are looking for some highly reviewed Gun scopes check out the latest here or visit Scottsdale Gun Club locally for help.

Everything You Need to Know About the Phoenix Zoo

Thinking about going to the Phoenix Zoo for Zoo lights, an event, for something to do in Phoenix with your kids, or even a birthday party?

These are common reasons people in Arizona go to the Phoenix Zoo. However before you go to the Phoenix Zoo we have listed some resources and things you should know about the zoo in Phoenix that can make your day at the zoo even better. Also, if you have kids and want to get them excited or prepared you should consider Zoo related books like this on Amazon.

The first thing you should consider to save you and your friends or family some money is a Phoenix Zoo coupon or coupons to save per admission. Sometimes you can find a really good Phoenix Zoo Groupon like this one or you can get Phoenix Zoo Coupons here.

Print Coupons

Official Phoenix Zoo coupons can be found in Savvy Shopper mailers and on the back of Phoenix Zoo brochures, which are located across the Valley in local hotels and tourist information centers. You may find official coupons elsewhere; however the offer is subject to change. Please see coupon for any restrictions.

Online Coupons

The Zoo does not accept any coupons from other websites, such as RetailMeNot or other online coupon websites. These websites often share unofficial coupons that are not valid at the Zoo. We attempt to remove these coupons whenever possible.

Also, to receive a discount without a coupon, you must have valid photo identification. Discounts may not be combined with any other offer and are not valid on online or advanced tickets.

The discounts listed below apply to daytime admission only.

Senior (ages 60+)$5 Off
Military (ages 14-59)$5 Off – discount applies only to identified cardholders
Student (ages 14-59)$5 Off – discount applies only to identified cardholders
AAA Member$2 Off – discount applies to the entire party


And the Phoenix Zoo as Phoenix Zoo Membership

Which start at $69 for an adult and include unlimited visists for a full year as well as some of these Phoenix Zoo membership benefits.

Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited FREE daytime admission to the Phoenix Zoo for one full year
  • FREE or discounted admission to more than 150 zoos and aquariums
  • Early entry to the Zoo one hour before opening
  • 10% discount at the Phoenix Zoo’s Desert Marketplace Gift Shop
  • Discounts on special events and advanced viewing of new exhibits
  • Discounts on WILD Birthdays, programs and camps
  • Discounts on stroller and wheelchair rentals
  • Exclusive invitations to member only events and exhibit premieres
  • Advance notice of Zoo events and happenings
  • Discounts on encounters and experiences
  • Subscription to Wild Times, the official Zoo magazine
  • Email updates and news from the Zoo’s zNews
  • Members only preview nights of ZooLights (admission fees apply)
  • Special Zoo member subscription rate for Raising Arizona Kids Magazine
  • Full or partial tax deduction and support for a great non-profit organization while enjoying your wonderful Zoo all year!

Another important part of going to the Phoenix Zoo is planning your visit and knowing how to navigate around the zoo to make sure you see all of the cool exhibits and animals.

Before we share the Phoenix Zoo Map one of the key things to know is directions and how to get to the Phoenix Zoo regardless of the part of the valley you are coming from.

The Phoenix Zoo is located at 455 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008. Here is a map you can click on and get directions from your exact location on Google maps.

Once you get to the Phoenix Zoo here is a map to navigate around the park and links to download or enlarge the Phoenix Zoo map.

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Phoenix Zoo maps are available at the Zoo as soon as you enter.

Download a copy of the map.

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While at the Zoo in Phoenix here are some points to consider to make sure your visit is a great experience whether it’s your first or tenth time visiting.

The Phoenix Zoo’s staff and animals are excited about your visit and want to keep you safe. By reading and following the tips below — a fun experience will be had by all!

  • Do not yell at or tease the animals, tap on or hit their exhibits or throw any objects.
  • Respect all fences and boundaries. They are there for your safety and the safety of the animals.
  • Our squirrel monkeys and orangutans are great climbers, but we ask that you do not follow their example! Do not climb or crawl on fences and boundaries.
  • Food prepared for you by Zoo concessions or brought into the Zoo is yours to enjoy, but do not share with any of the animals, including free-roaming birds, squirrels, etc.
  • We take the safety of our guests and animals very seriously. If you see suspicious or unsafe behavior, please immediately report it to a member of Zoo staff.
  • There are many factors that affect the Zoo environment, including weather and animal health. Consider checking our social media channels or website prior to your visit to check for any changes in the daily schedule or exhibit closures.
  • Remember, you’ll be spending the day outside! We advise that guests bring plenty of sunscreen, cold water and a hat or umbrella. Water fountains are available throughout the Zoo and water is also available for purchase at any Zoo concessions stand.
  • Consider bringing swimsuits or water-safe clothing for your small child, so they can enjoy splashing around in Yakulla Caverns or Leapin’ Lagoon! (open March – October)
  • Most importantly, have fun. Incredible experiences await you at the Phoenix Zoo!

And lastly, here are the most frequently asked questions about the Phoenix Zoo that you might also be thinking about as well and could answer and last minute questions you have about the Zoo.

How big is the Phoenix Zoo?
Zoo grounds encompass approximately 125 acres.

How long do we need to see the entire Zoo?
The Zoo includes approximately 2.5 miles of walking paths and is divided into four different trails – Arizona, Africa, Tropics and Children’s. Usually the Africa and Tropics Trails take about an hour each and the Arizona and Children’s Trails take about a half hour each. We recommend approximately three hours to see the entire Zoo, depending on the size and ages of your group and how fast you walk. Because we create exhibits that replicate the animals’ natural habitats, some animals can be difficult to see and visitors may be required to spend more time in observation.

How many animals does the Zoo have?
We have more than 1,400 animals on exhibit, including mammals, fish, invertebrates, birds and reptiles.

What can I bring to the Zoo?
You may bring coolers, ice chests and your own food. Please no glass containers or alcoholic beverages.

What items are prohibited at the Zoo?
Prohibited items include alcohol, glass, balloons, balls, Frisbees, radios, whistles, musical instruments and other sound producing devices that may disturb our animals or other guests, hoverboards, skateboards, scooters, smart trikes, roller blades, bikes, roller skates, rip-sticks, wheeled shoes (Heely-type), Segways, firearms, weapons, knives and toy weapons.
Smoking, electronic cigarettes, and bare feet are also prohibited.
The Phoenix Zoo reserves the right to adjust this policy for Zoo sanctioned events.

Do you have Wi-Fi available?
Wi-Fi is not currently available on Zoo grounds.

Can I take photos or video at the Zoo?
Of course! We encourage our guests to take personal video or still photographs while enjoying their Zoo visit. All images and videos taken by guests and patrons are allowed free of charge so long as the images are used for personal, non-commercial purposes. All photographs should be taken from designated guest viewing areas or within the boundaries as it relates to special programs, engagements, etc. and the Phoenix Zoo has the right to withhold or withdraw consent to photograph and video or to reproduce photographs or video of the Phoenix Zoo and related property, which includes Zoo exhibits, animals and buildings or otherwise defined. If you are interested in taking photos or video for commercial purposes, please view our Photo and Video Policies available in the Press section of our website.

Can I smoke on Zoo grounds?
Smoking is strictly prohibited on Zoo grounds and within the Papago Park area. Due to potential fire dangers, smoking within Papago Park is only allowed within an enclosed personal vehicle and butts are not to be discarded within the park or on Zoo grounds. Electronic cigarettes are not allowed.

Are service animals allowed at the Zoo?
Yes, trained and vaccinated service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted with visitors with disabilities. The Zoo follows AZA guidelines, which is for the protection of the animals. When a guest brings a service animal to the Zoo, a Park Ranger will review the Service Animal Rules with the guest. If you’d like, you can view a downloadable copy of our Service Animal Rules and our Service Animal Path Restrictions map before your visit. Please call Park Rangers at 602-914-4356 with any questions.

Are my personal pets allowed to visit the Zoo with me?
No. The only animals allowed to accompany guests are trained and vaccinated service animals. Park Rangers are unable to kennel any personal pet and we do not recommend leaving any pet in an unattended vehicle.

Do you have picnic areas available?
We have many picnic tables located throughout the Zoo. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Private ramadas may be rented for special occasions.

Are there areas I need to avoid if I have a food allergy?

Some experiences at the Phoenix Zoo provide opportunities for direct contact with our collection animals absent a physical barrier.  Please be advised that on occasion, some of those animals may be administered dietary items that could be allergens to our guests.

What bus route services the Zoo?
Please check with the Valley Metro Transit Service for the most current routes and schedules. Simply enter “Phoenix Zoo” as your destination.

Can you help me with a question about the health of my personal pet?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any advice regarding the health of a personal pet. It is not proper to diagnose an animal without seeing it. We suggest you take the animal to your local veterinarian.

Can I donate my pet to the Zoo?
We are not able to accept donations of animals. The most common animal donation request is for turtles. If you have a turtle that you can no longer house or properly take care of, please contact the Phoenix Herpetological Society at or 480.513.4377. They will adopt the turtle out to a caring home that meets the needs of the animal.

For other types of animals that you are no longer able to take care of, contact your local humane society or Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at 602.506.7387 (Maricopa County residents).

Can the Zoo donate tickets to my event?
As a non-profit organization, we will consider requests for complimentary passes from other Arizona non-profits. We are unable to participate in third party or individual requests. Please visit our Charitable Donation Program page for information on how to request a charitable donation for your non-profit.

Can you send me feathers or other items from an animal?
We do not distribute feathers or any other items from animals to any individuals or groups. It is illegal to have certain items due to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora law. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will distribute eagle feathers to Native Americans for religious purposes. To request feathers, please write to:

Migratory Bird Permit Office
Room 5504
PO Box 1306
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Find Out the Average Scottsdale Weather Temps Per Month to Plan Your Next Vacation

Everything You Need to Know About Scottsdale Weather Year Round

Planning a business trip, getaway, staycation, or vacation in Scottsdale, AZ and want to know what the Scottsdale Weather will be like?

We broke out the Scottsdale Weather per month and the Average Temperatures to expect each month in Scottsdale, AZ.

Scottsdale averages a High of 69 degrees fahrenheit and has an average Low of 39 degrees fahrenheit. Also, the average monthly precipitation or rainfall is about 1.1 inches of rain.

Check out this really cool weather station if you really want to monitor weather in Scottsdale or in your area.

February Months

Scottsdale averages a High of 73 degrees fahrenheit and a low of 42 degrees fahrenheit. Also, the average monthly precipitation or rainfall is about 1.2 inches of rain.

March Months

Scottsdale averages a High of 78 degrees fahrenheit and a low average of 46 degrees fahrenheit. And like January the average monthly rainfall in Scottsdale in March is about 1.1 inches.

April Months

Scottsdale weather averages about a High of 86 degrees fahrenheit and a low average of 52 degrees fahrenheit. And in April there is 0.3 inches of rainfall.

May Months

The weather in Scottsdale, AZ averages about a High of 95 degrees fahrenheit and a low average of 60 degrees fahrenheit. And in May they there is 0.1 inches of rainfall.

June Months

The weather in Scottsdale, AZ averages about a High of 103 degrees fahrenheit and a low average of 68 degrees fahrenheit. As you can see this is where Scottsdale, AZ really heats up consistently with over 100 degree weather and it it barely rains at all with an average of 0.0 rainfall in June months.

July Months

In July, Scottsdale AZ weather averages about a High of 105 degrees and 75 degrees is the average low. Also, like January and March the average rainfall is 1.1 inches and its a start to the “monsoon” season.

August Months

Scottsdale AZ averages about 103 degrees fahrenheit as the High and 75 degrees is the average low. Also, this is the month with the most rainfall averaging about 1.4 inches in August and the main month of monsoon season.

September Months

Scottsdale weather in September averages about 100 degrees for the high and 68 degrees for the low. The average rainfall in September is 0.7 inches and is usually the last month of consistent 100 degree weather and monsoon season.

October Months

Scottsdale averages about 89 degrees fahrenheit as the high and 56 degrees fahrenheit of the low. The average rainfall in October in Scottsdale, AZ is 0.6

November Months

Scottsdale averages a high of 78 degrees fahrenheit and 45 degrees fahrenheit on average is the lows in November. The average rainfall is 0.7 inches of rain.

December Months

Scottsdale weather averages a high of 68 degrees and a low of 38 degrees fahrenheit. The average rainfall is 1.1 inches in December in Scottsdale, AZ

Other Significant facts about Scottsdale Weather

July is on average the warmest month of Scottsdale, AZ and December is the coolest month of the year in Scottsdale, AZ

Michael Floyd Gets DUI in Scottsdale, Dropped by Arizona Cardinals, and Picked up by Patriots

Michael Floyd, former Notre Dame Wide Receiver (where he also had alcohol and DUI issues) and a star first round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals recently got a DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona after losing on the road to the Miami Dolphins where that sealed their fate at that playoffs and hopes for a 2017 Super Bowl. A police officer was behind him at a light on Camelback and Goldwater and found Michael Floyd asleep at the wheel with his foot on the brake.

After getting his DUI in Scottsdale, AZ, Bruce Arians had a press conference and shortly after the Arizona Cardinals got rid of Michael Floyd with Michael Bidwill saying he had no remorse and didn’t like how he handled it.

With Michael Floyd in his 4th year and close to a break out will the Arizona Cardinals regret their decision down the line with the New England Patriots picking him off waivers?

Michael Floyd really hasn’t been great so far but we have a feeling this was due to the system and horrible Quarterback situation the Arizona Cardinals have with Carson Palmer who has been an interception machine as of late and with a predictable offense going to David Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald every down.

Also, next year might a be a great year to pick up Michael Floyd in Fantasy Football because with a quarterback like Tom Brady and genius coaching staff at the New England Patriots who seem to pick up players that get in trouble at the right time (LeGarrette Blount) it could be a break out year for Michael Floyd.

With Michael getting let go like this, and still being young since Floyd’s age being 27 (was born November, 27th, 1989) we feel like Michael Floyd’s stats are about to blow up next year if not this year when New England Patriots make another Super Bowl run.

I have a funny feeling this set back for Micheal Floyd is going to turn into a wake up call and opportunity for his career and help the New England Patriots.

UPDATE: Here is the Footage of Michael Floyd’s DUI Arrest in Scottsdale and the video shot from the body camera from one of the arresting Scottsdale Police officers

Update: December 21st, 2016..

Frankie Muniz Lists Biltmore Area Secret Home for $3.5 Million!!

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“Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz is selling his 1930s-era mansion in Phoenix, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. The four-bedroom estate is on the market for $3.5 million.

The posh property, known as Il Segreto (“The Secret”), features luxe landscaping and water features that’ll make you forget that you’re in the middle of the desert.

If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway in the desert—and aren’t  afraid of the water bill that likely comes with maintaining a property like this—you should investigate this stunning home.

As for Muniz, he previously bought and sold a more modern mansion in the area a few years ago, and now the actor-turned-race car driver looks like he’s ready for another change of pace.

The architecture of Il Segreto is bungalow-inspired, even if it’s actually far larger than a typical bungalow. The original and restored finishes blend seamlessly together to create a unified aesthetic. The best example of this is in the kitchen, which combines modern appliances with quaint touches like a wrought-iron chandelier, a rustic island, and a tile backsplash.

However, Il Segreto’s true charm lies outside. The property features fountains, pools, and gorgeous gardens. To take advantage of the garden views, the home features floor-to-ceiling windows in the main house and guest houses on the property.

Outside there’s also a bocce court, fireplace, and kitchen and dining area.

Perhaps the home’s real secret is how it maintains its lush elegance in the middle of the desert. We’ll never tell.

Craigslist Phoenix #1 Most Visited Site in Arizona

According to Amazon’s company Craigslist Phoenix is the #1 most visited website in the state of Arizona just edging out AZ Central. Alexa no longer shows Craigslist Phoenix rankings as of Sept 2020 you can read about why they stopped showing that here. We tracked this for years and Craigslist was always in the top 5 and usually #1 site most visited in Arizona.

If you think about that for a second it’s actually pretty amazing that a site that has never changed their web design and is a simple basic list started by Craig Newmark out of San Francisco is really visited and trafficked that much.

Craig Newmark started Craigslist by just sharing a list of items for sale with a small email list of friends and turned it into an online classifieds beast really taking out the classifieds newspaper business city by city. They did this before Social media even existed and never had to worry about implementing social media accounts. They don’t have a sales team member selling listings and they started making money selling job ads or at least charging for them and help job seekers with job alert. Trucking companies as an example will post employer bids for when they hiring experienced CDL offering a competitive compensation. Craigslist offers free sections to post for example restaurant equipment, room openings, skilled trade services. Also, we have seen property management companies post their rentals to achieve occupancy and resident retention.

Craigslist really keeps their first staff members as the only team members listed on their About Us page which is Jim the CEO, and Craig the founder.

They have a community or community’s marketing them by word of mouth and having great Google search engine optimization or Phoenix SEO. People will actually search “craigslist + the city they are in” to get to the site. For example, “Craigslist Phoenix” is searched well over half a million times a month on Google.

On Craigslist in Phoenix as in many cities every post is free other than the job listings and people can use it to connect with the Phoenix, AZ communities and the cities within it by learning about job openings, items for sale, events, gigs and more.

It’s also very powerful for people or businesses wanting to sell their products, items, or services. We know of skilled licensed contractors that post their service in the relevant categories that get them an extra 20-30 calls or leads per month conservatively.

Craigslist also has the Craigslist app and the Craigslist app which is new is always in the top 20 to 50 for “shopping” on the Apple app store. Here is more information about the Craigslist app from SimilarWeb that tracks the craigslist app and other apps and website rankings.

There is a FREE resume search as well under the Phoenix Craigslist job posting categories where you can search for people available to fill any of you local jobs.

Another great category of Craigslist Phoenix is the office / commercial category. This is where you can post an office space you have for rent or find office space in Phoenix that meets your needs without needing to work with a commercial broker. You can contact the person or company posting the office space directly and sort by map location or search parameters you choose.

Lastly, there are forums for different interests and personal for dating in Arizona. And if you are in Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff or other outskirt areas of Phoenix, you can sort by your closer local Craigslist. Like Craigslist Tucson or Craigslist Prescott as examples.

If you want to learn more about Craigslist and it’s founder this a great book to check out and learn how they grew their site.



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