Navigating the world of medical marijuana can be confusing, even in Arkansas. You need to understand where to get a certification, how to find a licensed physician who can provide you with said certification, and how to apply for a medical cannabis card in the first place.
Don’t worry, the Sanctuary is here to help! Here are four of our best tips for applying for medical marijuana in Arkansas.
To obtain a medical marijuana card in Arkansas, you will have to have a qualifying condition approved by the state to be treated with medical marijuana. Licensed physicians can only certify a medical marijuana patient if they have a qualifying condition, so it is important to ensure that your condition is on the list.
See a full list of Arkansas’s qualifying conditions. If you don’t see your condition on this list, don’t worry -- the ADH may also approve other conditions, but you will need to make your case first.
Before you can apply for a cannabis card, you will need a written certification with a licensed Arkansas physician. After you receive the certification, your physician will need to complete a form to submit with your application.
The Arkansas Department of Health does not require physicians to receive a specific license to prescribe medical marijuana. You will simply need to visit a doctor licensed to practice in the state of Arkansas.
It can be difficult to find the right physician, but the Sanctuary can help. We can connect you with a licensed Arkansas physician who can evaluate your qualifying condition and provide you with the documentation you need to apply for your cannabis card.
It’s easy to misspell an address, make a typo in your birth date or Social Security number, or forget to check a box when applying for an Arkansas cannabis card. However, these mistakes could delay your application, taking longer than the usual 14 days for you to receive your card approval.
Before you submit your application, read it carefully and double check that all of your information is correct.
Some medical marijuana applicants get a doctor’s certification, fill out all the necessary forms, and are ready to submit before they encounter one final issue: they forgot about the program fee.
It costs $50 to apply for an Arkansas medical marijuana card, and you will need to include your payment with your online application. You can pay your fee via debit or credit card.
After you pay and submit your documents, all you need to do is wait -- and upon approval, you can print your cannabis card and purchase medical marijuana at any Arkansas dispensary!
Looking for help navigating the Arkansas medical marijuana process? The Sanctuary Wellness Institute offers evaluations from licensed Arkansas marijuana physicians who can evaluate your qualifying condition and issue you the certification necessary to apply for a cannabis card.
Contact us today to schedule your evaluation. As always, our friendly staff are available to answer any questions you may have.