Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card
All patients must obtain a legal Arkansas medical marijuana card to purchase and use cannabis for health issues.
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Certification Process
Getting your Arkansas medical card online is incredibly easy. No matter where you live in Arkansas, our doctors can talk to you and help you get certified for medical cannabis in AR. Our team of physicians offers medical marijuana evaluations via telemedicine. you will get evaluated by our doctors over video chat, at no extra cost. All you need to do is schedule above or you can call/text us at 1-877-242-0362 to set an appointment.
Once certified by the doctor, you will register your certification letter to receive your official Arkansas medical marijuana card.
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Arkansas Medical Cannabis Card Frequently Asked Questions
The Arkansas Department of Health lists the following conditions for obtaining your Arkansas medical marijuana card:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Intractable pain which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than six (6) months
- Peripheral neuropathy & neuropathic pain disorders
- Severe arthritis
- Seizures & epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms or spasticity
- Multiple sclerosis
- Positive status for HIV/AIDS
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe nausea
- And any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health
Patients suffering from medical conditions may petition the department for consideration of an illness. After a hearing, the department shall approve or deny a petition within one hundred (120) days of submission of the petition. Click here for petition information.
An official physician written certification must be obtained from a medical physician and submitted with the application. To schedule your appointment to see a Green Health Docs approved cannabis doctor in Arkansas, click here.
The following are required when submitting your application:
- The application form (can also be done online here).
- The completed Physician Written Certification.
- Photocopy of your Arkansas issued driver’s license or state ID (remember: name and address must match what is listed on your Arkansas driver’s license or ID).
- The nonrefundable $50 application fee.
The Arkansas Department of Health non-refundable application fee is $50. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.
Completed applications will be either approved or denied within 10-14 days of receipt (unless additional documents are required). The Arkansas Department of Health recommends applicants log in after 14 days and print out their card or, if they prefer, wait and the card will be mailed directly to the new cannabis patient.
Your registry identification card from the Arkansas Department of Health will be valid for one year from the date it is issued OR the amount of time designated by the physician.
You may apply as a visiting patient. Click here and apply for out of state registration. You will need your home state medical marijuana card or equivalent. A visiting patient application is $50.00 (non-refundable). If approved a visiting patient may purchase medical marijuana in Arkansas for a 30-day period, per application.
A visiting qualifying patient may obtain marijuana from a dispensary with approval as a visiting patient. Complete the visiting patient application here. A visiting patient application is $50.00 (non-refundable). If approved, a visiting patient may purchase medical marijuana in Arkansas for a 30-day period, per application.
Yes. The following information received and records kept by the Arkansas Department Health Medical Marijuana Section are subject to all applicable federal privacy laws, are confidential, are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and are not subject to disclosure to any individual or public or private entity, except as necessary for authorized employees of the department to perform official duties for the medical marijuana program. Law enforcement will have the ability to confirm only the validity of an ID card.
No. Cannabis patients are protected under HIPAA Laws, so only you and the doctor who certifies you will know that you are a medical marijuana patient in Arkansas.
No. Using medical cannabis is prohibited on a school bus, on the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school, in any correctional facility, in any motor vehicle, in a private residence used at any time to provide licensed child care or other similar social service care on the premises and in any public place where an individual could reasonably be expected to be observed by others. A public place includes all parts of buildings owned in a whole or in part, or leased, by the state or local unit of government. A public place does not include a private residence unless the private residence is used to provide licensed child care, foster care or other similar social service care on the premises. Using medical marijuana in Arkansas is also prohibited in a health care facility or any other place where smoking is prohibited by the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 and knowingly in close physical proximity to anyone under the age of 18.
Legislation passed in 2017 prohibits members of Arkansas National Guard and United States military from obtaining a qualified patient or designated caregiver registry ID card.
Federal law states that it is illegal for medical marijuana patients to purchase and own a firearm and/or ammunition.
Yes. However, the Arkansas state law prohibits current members of the Arkansas National Guard and United States Military from obtaining a registry ID card.
Insurance does not cover fees associated with the Arkansas medical marijuana program because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.
Yes. To be protected under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, your medical cannabis must be labeled from one of the Arkansas dispensaries.
No. Qualifying registered patients and their designated caregivers cannot grow or cultivate medical marijuana in Arkansas. Marijuana-infused products must be purchased through the Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries.
Qualified registered Arkansas medical marijuana patients are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces from an Arkansas dispensary every 14 days.
Dispensaries are located throughout the state. You may visit any dispensary in Arkansas with your card. Here is a list of Arkansas dispensaries.
A designated caregiver is a person who is selected by a qualifying patient as the person authorized, on the qualifying patient’s behalf, to possess, obtain from a certified medical marijuana dispensary, dispense and assist in the administration of medical marijuana. Caregivers must apply for a registry card. A designated caregiver is issued a medical marijuana registry identification card that allows him/her to possess up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana on behalf of their Arkansas patient. It is illegal for caregivers to consume, by any means, medical marijuana that has been dispensed on behalf of a registered qualifying patient.
In order to qualify for a designated caregiver registry card in Arkansas and legally purchase medical marijuana for a qualified patient, you must meet the following qualifications:
- Be 21 years of age or older.
- The individual you are providing care for must be physically disabled or a minor.
- Have not been convicted of an excluded felony offense.
- Be an Arkansas resident with proof of residency (AR Driver’s License or AR State ID card).
- State law prohibits members of Arkansas National Guard and United States Military from obtaining a registry ID card.
Yes. Qualified patients under 18 years of age cannot purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. The legal guardian or parent is required to register as a caregiver to buy medical marijuana for a minor.
Yes. A caregiver may serve more than one patient. A caregiver must apply for a registry card for each patient and pay $50 for each registry card.
Yes. A caregiver may be a registered qualifying patient.
Applications and payment can be collected through an online system. This system is available here. You will need a valid email address to login to this system. This email address will be used to send notices once you create an account.
A medical marijuana identification card and another form of identification should be presented any time you purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary or have marijuana taken to a processor to be concentrated. Law enforcement may also require your identification card to prove you are licensed to legally use and possess medical marijuana.
Patients who hold a medical marijuana card have the right to:
-Enroll in school without rejection based only on cardholder status
-Rent an apartment without eviction or rejection based solely on patient status
-Work at their place of employment without discrimination for having a card or testing positive for marijuana
-Receive healthcare without disqualification merely due to medical marijuana treatment
-Visit or have custody of their child without denial only based on patient status
-Hold a state-issued license without suspension on the sole basis of cardholder status
However, your patient card does not give you the right to:
-Use or possess marijuana at your place of employment without recourse
-Work, live or learn somewhere that could face loss of a monetary or licensing benefit under federal law due to your patient status
-Sell or distribute marijuana to others without a commercial medical cannabis card