Medical Marijuana in Arkansas FAQ


Arkansas Medical Marijuana FAQs


If you are applying for a medical marijuana card in Arkansas, you probably have a lot of questions about the process. Here’s the most frequently asked questions we receive about applying, using, and buying medical cannabis in the Natural State.


Is Medical Cannabis Legal in Arkansas?


The passage of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA), also known as Issue 6, legalized medical marijuana in the state in 2016. This law allows patients with certain qualifying conditions to purchase and use medical marijuana and establishes rules for dispensaries and cultivation facilities. Here's a paragraph

While the medical use of marijuana is legal, recreational use and possession, as well as selling marijuana without the proper licensing, is illegal. If you need medical marijuana in Arkansas, contact us at The Sanctuary to connect with a licensed physician who can evaluate your condition and help you through the process.


How Do I Apply for an Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card?


To apply for a medical marijuana card in Arkansas, you will need to:

  1. 1. Meet a licensed Arkansas physician to evaluate your qualifying condition.
  2. 2. Obtain a certification to use medical marijuana from your physician.
  3. 3. Submit an application to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) with your certification, proof of residency and identity, and a $50 fee.
  4. 4. Wait 10 to 14 days for your application to process.
  5. 5. Receive your cannabis card in the mail upon approval.

How Much Cannabis Can I Legally Purchase in Arkansas?


You can purchase up to 2.5 ounces or 71 grams of medical marijuana every 14 days from a single dispensary. You must buy your cannabis from a state-licensed dispensary.


What Conditions Qualify for an Arkansas Cannabis Card?


To qualify for an Arkansas medical marijuana card, you must have one of the following qualifying conditions.

  1. HIV/AIDS
  2. Crohn’s disease
  3. Cancer
  4. Glaucoma
  5. ALS
  6. Alzheimer’s disease
  7. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  8. Tourette’s syndrome
  9. Cachexia
  10. Fibromyalgia
  11. Hepatitis C
  12. Peripheral neuropathy
  13. Intractable pain
  14. Seizures
  15. Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  16. Ulcerative colitis
  17. Severe nausea
  18. Severe arthritis

If you have a condition that is not on this list but may qualify for medical marijuana treatment, speak with a licensed Arkansas physician. Any other medical condition or its treatment can be approved by the ADH for a cannabis card.


I Have a Caregiver. Can They Purchase Medical Marijuana for Me?


Caregivers can apply for a marijuana ID card to help provide medical cannabis to their patients. Your caregiver will need to apply for a designated caregiver registry card and meet certain requirements defined by the ADH.


Where Can I Purchase Medical Marijuana in Arkansas?


You must purchase your cannabis at a state-licensed dispensary. You can about Arkansas Marijuana dispensaries currently in operation here.


Where in Arkansas Can I Use Medical Cannabis?


If you have a medical marijuana card, you can only use medical cannabis inside of your home. Consuming medical marijuana in public could lead to serious legal consequences. For best results, keep it inside!


Can I Grow My Own Cannabis Plants with an Arkansas Cannabis Card?

Arkansas’s medical marijuana laws do not allow patients or caregivers to grow marijuana plants. You must purchase your cannabis at a licensed dispensary.


Need an Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card?


If you are an Arkansas resident who has a qualifying condition and needs a medical marijuana card, contact the Sanctuary today. Our friendly staff will gladly connect you with a qualified physician who can help you get the treatment you need.