Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card

All patients must obtain a legal Arkansas medical marijuana card to purchase and use cannabis for health issues.

 

Join numerous Arkansas patients who have chosen Green Health Docs as their medical cannabis doctors.

 

We offer risk-free MMJ card certification. If you don’t qualify, we refund 100% of your money.


How Our Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card Evaluation Works:

Book your Arkansas medical marijuana online doctor evaluation to get your cannabis card from home.  Call us at 1-877-242-0362 if you need help.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Arkansas

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You must be a resident in the state of Arkansas.

At this time, the Arkansas Department of Health will not be allowing out of state patients to qualify for medical marijuana.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: There is no age requirement for an Arkansas medical marijuana card. Patients 18 years of age or older can become a patient easily but patients under 18 require parental consent.

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Qualifying Conditions

  • 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 (ex: diabetic neuropathy)
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Seizures & epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • 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
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Schedule an Evaluation

Schedule your appointment with a certified cannabis doctor in Arkansas. We make it easy to get evaluated by our physicians from the comfort of your home using our Arkansas medical marijuana card online telemedicine service.

If you are confused, you can call or text our Arkansas Green Health Docs support team at 1-877-242-0362.

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Gather Documentation

In order to register for your Arkansas medical marijuana card you will need one of the following: AR Driver’s License or AR State ID card.

In addition, our doctors require some form of medical proof of your condition.  Proof includes ANY of the following:

  • pill bottles
  • prescriptions
  • medical records
  • office visit notes
  • letter/note from your doctor
  • X-ray (radiographic) reports that clearly state your name and the condition/injury

If you have any questions, our support team can help. Just give them a call at 1-877-242-0362.

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Get Evaluated

Once you are set, all you need to do is have your video evaluation with one of our licensed Arkansas medical marijuana physicians. This appointment usually lasts no more than 15-20 minutes.

The doctor will speak to you about your current medical conditions and how medical cannabis can help. They will then fill out a form, provided by the State of Arkansas, that certifies you as an Arkansas medical marijuana patient.

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Once you have your form from our doctors, you can complete the online application. Attach the Physician Recommendation Form and submit all other necessary documentation. You’re then ready to pay the online application fee. Once paid you will then submit your application for review by Arkansas Department of Health. 

The application fee is a $50 debit or credit card payment (American Express not accepted).

Once the application and fee has been submitted in its entirety, the application will be reviewed for approval by Arkansas Department of Health. Patient applications may take 10-14 days to be approved and incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

One approved, you will be able to buy medical marijuana in Arkansas dispensaries statewide.

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Arkansas Patient Resources

Here are a few important resources for patients (or family of patients) hoping to obtain an Arkansas medical marijuana card or learn more about medical cannabis:

 

Residency Requirements

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You must be a resident in the state of Arkansas.

At this time, the Arkansas Department of Health will not be allowing out of state patients to qualify for medical marijuana.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: There is no age requirement for an Arkansas medical marijuana card. Patients 18 years of age or older can become a patient easily but patients under 18 require parental consent.

Qualifying Conditions

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Qualifying Conditions

  • 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 (ex: diabetic neuropathy)
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Seizures & epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • 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

Schedule Telemedicine

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Schedule an Evaluation

Schedule your appointment with a certified cannabis doctor in Arkansas. We make it easy to get evaluated by our physicians from the comfort of your home using our Arkansas medical marijuana card online telemedicine service.

If you are confused, you can call or text our Arkansas Green Health Docs support team at 1-877-242-0362.

Gather Documentation (ID & Medical)

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Gather Documentation

In order to register for your Arkansas medical marijuana card you will need one of the following: AR Driver’s License or AR State ID card.

In addition, our doctors require some form of medical proof of your condition.  Proof includes ANY of the following:

  • pill bottles
  • prescriptions
  • medical records
  • office visit notes
  • letter/note from your doctor
  • X-ray (radiographic) reports that clearly state your name and the condition/injury

If you have any questions, our support team can help. Just give them a call at 1-877-242-0362.

Get Evaluated

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Get Evaluated

Once you are set, all you need to do is have your video evaluation with one of our licensed Arkansas medical marijuana physicians. This appointment usually lasts no more than 15-20 minutes.

The doctor will speak to you about your current medical conditions and how medical cannabis can help. They will then fill out a form, provided by the State of Arkansas, that certifies you as an Arkansas medical marijuana patient.

Submit Your Application

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Once you have your form from our doctors, you can complete the online application. Attach the Physician Recommendation Form and submit all other necessary documentation. You’re then ready to pay the online application fee. Once paid you will then submit your application for review by Arkansas Department of Health. 

The application fee is a $50 debit or credit card payment (American Express not accepted).

Once the application and fee has been submitted in its entirety, the application will be reviewed for approval by Arkansas Department of Health. Patient applications may take 10-14 days to be approved and incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

One approved, you will be able to buy medical marijuana in Arkansas dispensaries statewide.

Patient Resources

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Arkansas Patient Resources

Here are a few important resources for patients (or family of patients) hoping to obtain an Arkansas medical marijuana card or learn more about medical cannabis:

 

Call or text us at 1-877-242-0362 for questions or to schedule a telemedicine evaluation and receive your Arkansas medical marijuana card.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card
Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What are the qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in Arkansas?

A: 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
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Seizures & epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms or spasticity
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • 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

 

Q: Can other medical conditions be added to the list?

A: 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.

 

Q: I have one of the debilitating medical conditions, am I automatically a qualified patient?

A: 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.

 

Q: What information and forms are required when a patient applies for an Arkansas medical marijuana card? 

A: 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.

 

Q: How much is an Arkansas medical marijuana card?

A: The Arkansas Department of Health non-refundable application fee is $50. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

 

Q: How long does it take to get my Arkansas medical marijuana card?

A: Unless additional documents are required, all completed applications will be either approved or denied within 10-14 days of receipt. The Arkansas Department of Health recommends applications 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!

 

Q: How long is my Arkansas Cannabis Program ID card valid?

A: 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.

 

Q: I live in another state and have one of the eligible debilitating medical conditions. Can I apply for my Arkansas Marijuana Card?

A: 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.

 

Q: Are registry identification cards from other state medical marijuana programs valid in Arkansas?

A: 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.

 

Q: Is my confidentiality protected when I apply and if I am approved for the use of medical cannabis?

A: 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.

 

Q: Will patients registration status be made available to the public?

A: No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws so only you and the doctor who certifies you will know that you are an Arkansas cannabis patient.

 

Q: Can I use medical marijuana anywhere in Arkansas?

A: No. Using medical cannabis is prohibited in 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 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.

 

Q: May I obtain a  qualified patient or designated caregiver registry ID card if I am a member of Arkansas National Guard or Unites States military?

A: 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.

 

Q: Can you own a gun and have a medical card in Arkansas?

A: Federal law states that it is illegal for medical marijuana patients to purchase and own a firearm and/or ammunition.

 

Q: Can veterans obtain medical cannabis in Arkansas?

A: Yes! However, the Arkansas State law prohibits current members of the Arkansas National Guard and United States Military from obtaining a registry ID card.

 

Q: Will insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?

A: Unfortunately no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.

 

Q: Do I have to buy my marijuana from one of the dispensaries?

A: Yes. To be protected under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, your marijuana must be labeled from one of the Arkansas dispensaries.

 

Q: Am I allowed to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas?

A: No. Qualifying registered patients and their designated caregivers cannot grow or cultivate medical marijuana. Marijuana-infused products must be purchased through the Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries.

 

Q: How much marijuana will I be able to possess as a qualified, registered Arkansas cannabis patient?

A: Qualified registered patients are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces from an Arkansas dispensary every 14 days.

 

Q: Where are the dispensaries located?

A: Dispensaries are located throughout the state. You may visit any dispensary in Arkansas with your card. Here is a list of Arkansas dispensaries.

 

Q: What is a designated caregiver?

A: 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 patient. It is not legal for caregivers to consume, by any means, medical marijuana that has been dispensed on behalf of a registered qualifying patient.

 

Q: How do I qualify to become a designated caregiver?

A: In order to qualify for a designated caregiver registry card to 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.

 

Q: How do I apply to be a designated caregiver?

A: Complete the designated caregiver application here.

 

Q: Do I need a caregiver card to purchase MMJ for my child?

A: 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.

 

Q: Can a caregiver have more than one patient in Arkansas?

A: 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.

 

Q: Can a caregiver also be a registered qualifying patient in Arkansas?

A: Yes. A caregiver may be a registered qualifying patient.

Q: How do I apply online with the Arkansas Department of Health Medical Marijuana Division?

A: 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.

Q: Who will check my MMJ card?

A: 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.

Q: What are my rights as a patient with a MMJ card?

A: 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

 

 

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