Information for New Arkansas Medical Cannabis Patients
What Process Must One Go Through to Acquire an Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card?
At present, not everyone in the state is going to qualify for a medical marijuana card. Still, a large variety of medical conditions could qualify you for your medical cannabis card, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hepatitis C, Alzheimer’s disease, severe arthritis, Tourette’s syndrome, seizures (including epilepsy), severe nausea, and more.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, as the department has approved many other health conditions for medical marijuana treatment.
To complete the application, you will need to gather several documents, including:
A photocopy of your state ID; this can be either a state ID issued by the Arkansas DMV or an Arkansas driver’s license
Written certification from your doctor
You will then be able to complete and submit the online form. Make sure you fill out all the provided boxes and upload a photo. In addition, you will be asked questions about your military status, as current members of the National Guard and military do not qualify for a medical marijuana card. If you fail to complete your application as directed, it will be returned.
Once you have submitted the form and have successfully applied for an Arkansas medical marijuana card, you can monitor the status of your application. Typically, an application will take from 10 to 14 days to process. Once the application has been approved, you will be able to have your registry ID card shipped to you—or you can print it at home.
Where Do I Go to Apply for My Medical Marijuana License in Arkansas?
As long as you qualify, you can begin the process by paying a $50 application fee. Fortunately, you can conveniently complete this application online. The Arkansas Department of Health will carefully review your application to confirm that you qualify for a medical marijuana card.
Next, you will need to set up an online account, which you’ll use to apply. Then, all you need to do is register as a new user and verify your email address to activate your account.