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Arkansas medical marijuana certifications

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To obtain an Arkansas medical marijuana certification, you must come for an in-person visit. No teleheath visits for the Arkansas certification.

To qualify, you must have one of the qualifying medical conditions. If you are uncertain of your medical history, you can request your records from your previous physician by filling out the records request form on this page.

Qualifying conditions for the State of Arkansas:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Intractable pain which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than six (6) months
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures including without limitation those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • and any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health

Alternatively, you do not necessarily have to obtain your complete medical records. If you are certain of your medical history, you simply need to complete the Intake and Consent Forms on this page. Be sure to list all medical history and issues on the Intake Form.

Cost: The price for medical marijuana certifications is $100.

Within 7 days of submitting your information, a nurse will contact you to schedule the visit. If it has been greater than 7 days since you filled out your forms and you haven't heard from us, please email roarkfamilyhealth@gmail.com.

Step One: Intake Form

Complete a patient intake form.

Note: You will need to verify your email address for legal electronic signature compliance.

Step Two: Consent Form

Complete a medical marijuana consent form.

Records Release Form

Only complete this form if you are uncertain of your medical history.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. Can I use medical marijuana anywhere in Arkansas?

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. Which medical physicians can certify me for medical marijuana?

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.

Q. When does the physician certification expire?

The physician certification is valid for 30 days. If a patient gets a certification and fails to submit it to the ADH within 30 days, they must get a new certification.

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