Arkansas Medical Marijuana
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- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Chronic or debilitating disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- Intractable pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Severe arthritis
- Severe nausea
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Ulcerative colitis
- Any medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health
The medical provider must be a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed in the state of Arkansas, have a controlled substances license on file with the DEA, be in good standing to practice medicine in Arkansas, and have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the patient they are certifying for medical cannabis.
What information and forms are required when a patient applies for a Medical Marijuana ID card?
The following are required when submitting your application:
- The application form.
- 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.
How long is my ID card valid?
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.
How much medical marijuana may I possess as a qualified registered patient?
Qualified registered patients are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces from a dispensary every 14 days.
Is my confidentiality protected when I apply and if I am approved for the use of medical marijuana?
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.
How long does it take to process my application?
Processing time is 10 to 14 days