How to Get Your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card
Are you looking for a convenient, simple, fast, and professional experience when applying for your Medical Marijuana Card in Arkansas?
Then you are at the right place. At QuickMedCards we make it our mission to make medical marijuana accessible to qualifying patients, providing quality and affordable service. We are motivated to continuously improve our service to help certify our patients for the state’s medical marijuana program. Because your health and well-being are our top priority.
Speak with our licensed doctor
Sign up to book your online consultation now. Our physicians are all registered with the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Program and licensed to recommend medical marijuana.
Once you get approved by our doctor, your Signed verification is available for instant PDF download.
Receive your Medical Marijuana Card
With your doctor’s marijuana recommendation, you’ll be ready to submit your application to the Arkansas Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program.
Benefits of QuickMedCards
What You Receive
1 Year MMJ Recommendation
24/7 Dispensary Verification
Instant PDF Download
Includes State Paperwork Fee
Our prices include the State Paperwork Fee that other providers usually charge for separately. Other fees that a patient must pay directly to the government must be paid by the patient.
Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program
How to get your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card Online
1. Register with QuickMedCards
Signing up with quickmedcards is a very easy process.
Afterwards, you sign in with your Google account or register with your email address and create a password.
Now, the easy part.
Book an appointment with a licensed marijuana doctor in Arkansas. Here, you can see the time your doctor is available, and select a time that is most convenient for you.
2. Get certified for medical marijuana in Arkansas
At quickmedcards, your online marijuana evaluation is done through telemedicine. As a result, you have the benefit of attending your consultation on your mobile device, tablet, or desktop. So, will you video call with your doctor? Yes. We conduct our telemedicine appointments through Doxy. This is an easy-to-use, free and secure telehealth service. Therefore, the best way to video call with your physician.
During your appointment, you and your doctor will have a conversation about why medical marijuana may be beneficial for your treatment. The appointment usually takes 10-15 minutes.
After your appointment, you will receive an email detailing whether your doctor certified you or not. If approved, you will receive your signed certification in the email. It generally takes a few minutes after your appointment to receive your certification. You will use this certification when applying for your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card.
3. Complete your application
Visit the Arkansas Medical Marijuana System to begin your patient application. Create an account and fill in the required fields. Verify your account and begin your application.
Ensure you complete every section of the application. Remember, an incomplete application won’t be processed and it will delay your final application decision.
Also, make note of the following fields that you must complete:
- SSN (Social Security Number)
- Military Status
- Sign (use your finger or mouse pad to sign the box)
- State ID (take a clear picture and upload it)
- Physician Certification (use the signed certification you received after approval)
- After that, pay the non-refundable $50 processing fee.
4. Receive your Arkansas medical marijuana card
The Arkansas Department of Health normally takes 10-14 days to process a complete application. When approved, you can print your temporary digital Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card immediately. The department will print and mail the physical card to your address.
Qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Arkansas
Arkansas residents diagnosed with the following medical conditions may qualify for medical marijuana:
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Tourrette’s syndrome
- Crohn’s disease (IBD)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Severe arthritis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Intractable pain (pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, remedies, or surgical procedures for more than 6 months)
- Severe nausea
- Seizures (including epilepsy)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS. Including severe and persistent muscle spasms)
And, any other health condition or its treatment approved by the Arkansas Department of Health.
Program Requirements & Patient Eligibility
To qualify for the Arkansas medical marijuana card, patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- You have to be 18 years of age or older or be a minor patient with parental consent.
- You must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.
- You need an official written certification from a licensed marijuana physician.
- Additionally, you must be an Arkansas resident with proof of residency.
- You should also know that Members of the Arkansas National Guard and United States military cannot get a registry card.
What documents do I need to submit?
- Arkansas State ID (Arkansas driver’s license or Arkansas state ID issued by the DMV)
- Physician certification (from quickmedcards after your approval)
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Using your Medical Marijuana Card in Arkansas
Once obtained, you may use your Medical Marijuana ID Card to purchase medicine from one of the dispensaries authorized by the state. There are a total of 33 licensed dispensaries in Arkansas. The most popular dispensaries in the state include:
- Harvest Dispensary in Conway, AR
- Bloom Medicinal Dispensary in Texarkana, AR
- Fiddlers Green Dispensary in Mountain View, AR
- Releaf Center Dispensary in Bentonville, AR
When purchasing medical marijuana at a state-regulated dispensary make sure to:
- Bring your Medical Marijuana ID Card and one more form of photo ID when purchasing medicine from a dispensary.
* Minor Patients must be supervised by their designated caregiver or guardian when purchasing their medicine at a dispensary. Caregivers and Guardians must provide proof of ID when accompanying the Minor Patient.
* * Please note, patients can’t fill a prescription for medical marijuana at a local pharmacy like other medications, in the same way, patients can’t get refills for their other medicines from a dispensary.
Arkansas Caregiver Information
Caregivers are citizens who can purchase medical marijuana on a patient’s behalf through legal authorization. Primarily, patients who are under 18 require a designated caregiver by law. Elderly or indisposed patients may also require the assistance of a caregiver, depending on their specific health conditions. For their patients, caregivers are able to get medical cannabis from dispensaries in Iowa legally. Their Caregiver ID allows them to possess, purchase, dispense, and, where required, directly administer medical marijuana to a patient in need.
To become a medical cannabis caregiver in Arkansas:
- You must be 21 years old or older.
- Your patient should either be physically disabled or a minor.
- You can’t have been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense.
- You must be an Arkansas resident with proof of residency (AR Driver’s License or AR State ID card)
Again, members of the Arkansas National Guard and United States Military cannot get a registry ID card.
Note: Parents of a minor with a qualifying condition don’t need to complete a Criminal History Check. Even so, the parent will still register as a caregiver and pay the registry card application fee. To clarify, all fees are non-refundable.
Additionally, caregivers pay $37 for a Criminal History Check
Also, caregivers can call 1-833-214-8619 (toll free) to request for a Criminal History Review Application and finger print card.
How to renew your Arkansas medical marijuana card
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card is valid for one year from the date of issue or the amount of time designated by the physician. Therefore, patients should renew their Arkansas MMJ card before it expires to continue enjoying the benefits of the program. Also, the renewal process is the same as the initial application.
- Simply, sign up or log into your quickmedcards account.
- Book and appointment with your Arkansas cannabis doctor.
- Attend your online medical marijuana certification.
- Get your written physician certification.
- Next, log into the Arkansas Medical Marijuana System.
Complete your renewal application and upload the relevant documents. For example, your physician recommendation and Arkansas ID or Arkansas Driver’s License.
Finally, submit your application and pay the $50 processing fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find Arkansas marijuana doctors near me?
If you’re looking for a qualified and experienced MMJ doctor online and near you, then you’ve just found the right one. Sign up with QuickMedCards and book an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor today, and get certified for medical marijuana in Arkansas.
What is the cost of the Arkansas medical marijuana card?
Patients that choose quickmedcards pay only $149 for their evaluation and recommendation. Certainly the lowest price in the state, since the cost ranges from $180-$250 with other providers.
Regardless of which provider you choose, all patients do need to pay an additional $50 state registration fee for the Arkansas medical marijuana card itself.
Do medical marijuana doctors in Arkansas recommend medical cannabis through telemedicine?
Yes. As mentioned earlier, QuickMedCards offers convenient and exstensive cannabis recommendations and renewals through telemedicine. The Arkansas Department of Health gave the green light on telehealth recommendations as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.
What happens during my evaluation for the medical marijuana card?
You will video call with your cannabis doctor on Doxy.me. Doxy is free, simple, and secure. Therefore, the best way to video call with a healthcare provider.
When it’s time for your appointment, we send you a secure video call link a few minutes beforehand.
During your video call, you and your doctor will discuss why marijuana will be beneficial in treating your condition. Also, if you have any questions about medical cannabis or the program feel free to ask the doctor. The consultation should take about 15 minutes.
If the doctor approves, you will receive your signed physician certificate form at the end of your appointment.
Please note that your computer or mobile device must have a camera and a stable internet connection during the video call.
To avoid any issues during your appointment, ensure that your device is ready by doing a test call with the link: https://doxy.me/precall-test.
When does the physician certification expire?
The physician’s certification is valid for 1 year as long as you complete your patient application to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Program within 30 days. So, make sure you apply for your Arkansas medical marijuana card within 30 days after you’re approved.
Why get an Arkansas medical marijuana card?
With your Arkansas medical marijuana card:
- You can buy medical marijuana from any dispensary in Arkansas.
- You can use approved marijuana products legally.
- You have legal protection when in possesion of medical marijuana.
- You benefit from the medical properties of cannabis.
Even as a qualified patient with a medical marijuana card, it’s still important to abide by the Arkansas medical marijuana rules to avoid any criminal or civil prosecution.
What are the Arkansas medical marijuana laws?
Here are a few of the most important medical marijuana laws in Arkansas that our patients should be aware of:
- A qualifying patient or caregiver in actual possession of a registry ID card won’t be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty if the patient or caregiver has at most 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana. (AR Const. Amend. 98§3 )
- A designated caregiver can receive compensation or reimbursement of expenses from the qualifying patient for assisting them with the medical use of marijuana. (AR Const. Amend. 98§3)
- A school cannot refuse to enroll or punish someone because of their status as a qualified medical marijuana patient in Arkansas unless doing so would put the school in violation of federal law. (AR Const. Amend. 98§3)
- A landlord cannot evict or refuse to lease their property to an individual for the sole reason that they qualify for medical cannabis in the state. (AR Const. Amend. 98§3)
- An employer cannot discriminate against an applicant or employee in any way or penalize them because they qualify for medical marijuana. But the employer can take action if the qualifying patient is intoxicated during work hours, or if the employee is using marijuana in the workplace. (AR Const. Amend. 98§3)
- Designated caregivers must submit to a criminal background check during application. (AR Const. Amend. 98§4)
For more information on the Arkansas Constitutional Amendment 98, you can read the entire document here.
Is CBD oil legal in Arkansas?
The Arkansas Senate passed Act 981 in March 2017. As a result, hemp-derived CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC were legalized in the state. In the same vein, residents of Arkansas can buy and use CBD products legally without enrolling in the state’s medical marijuana program. But, CBD products with a higher concentration of THC (above 0.3%) are limited to registered medical marijuana patients only. You can read more about Act 981 here.
Luckily, all patients who get their physician recommendation through quickmedcards get $30 worth of pure CBD for free.
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Is medical weed legal in Arkansas?
Residents of Arkansas voted in favor of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment in 2016. Consequently, medical marijuana was legalized for patients diagnosed with qualifying medical conditions. However, patients still have to apply for the Arkansas medical marijuana card in order to be allowed to use medicinal cannabis legally.
Do I have to be a resident of Arkansas to qualify for the medical marijuana program?
Yes. Only qualified patients in Arkansas can qualify for the state’s medical marijuana program.
Can I use my medical marijuana anywhere in Arkansas?
No. It’s best to take your medicine in the privacy of your home to enjoy full legal protection. Most importantly, it is illegal to consume cannabis in public places. For instance, on school grounds, correctional facilities, in any motor vehicle, or any private home providing licensed child care.
Is my privacy protected when I am approved for the Arkansas medical marijuana card?
Yes. Federal privacy laws protect all your information with the Department of Health. So, none of your identifying or medical information can be disclosed. Additionally, quickmedcards is HIPAA compliant. Therefore, we keep all patient data private and secure.
Can I grow marijuana after I get the AR medical marijuana card?
No. Even qualified patients with an AR cannabis card cannot cultivate marijuana.
How much medical marijuana can I buy in Arkansas?
Qualified patients with a valid Arkansas cannabis card can buy up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis every 14 days.
What is the Arkansas MMJ allotment and how can I check mine?
Your Arkansas MMJ allotment keeps track of and helps you know how much medical marijuana you can buy, in real-time. Several allotment checkers exist on the web. But, you have to register and provide your details and a picture of your Arkansas medical marijuana card.
Where can I buy medical marijuana in Arkansas?
You can buy medical marijuana from any marijuana dispensary in Arkansas if you have a valid AR medical marijuana card.
Where are Arkansas cannabis dispensaries located?
There are 33 licensed dispensaries in Arkansas. The most popular dispensaries in the state include:
- Harvest Dispensary in Conway, AR
- Bloom Medicinal Dispensary in Texarkana, AR
- Fiddlers Green Dispensary in Mountain View, AR
- Releaf Center Dispensary in Bentonville, AR
What types of cannabis products can I buy from Arkansas dispensaries?
Marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas offer a wide selection of cannabis products for patients to choose from. For example:
Here are some of our patient’s top choices from popular cannabis dispensaries in Arkansas:
- ‘Bold Indica Gummy Raspberry’,
- ‘Bold Sativa Gummy Grape’, and
- ‘Hazelnut Espresso Sativa Chocolate Bark’.
- ‘Kentucky Bluegrass’ (hybrid flower)
- ‘White Widow’(Sativa flower)
- ‘Chili Sea Salt’ (Indica flower)
Can you get a medical marijuana card for anxiety in Arkansas?
No. Unfortunately, anxiety is not yet considered one of the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment in Arkansas.
Can you get an Arkansas medical marijuana card for insomnia?
No. Insomnia is not one of the qualifying medical conditions for medical cannabis in AR.
Can I get medical marijuana for depression in Arkansas?
No. Depression is not one of the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in AR. However, if your depression stems from PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) you may qualify for medical marijuana in the state.
Places to visit after enjoying your medicine
With your health gradually improving it’s important to begin indulging yourself in activities that you did before sickness halted your progress. Also, it could be a great time to start exploring new things. Get involved in some new activities that will definitely give you something to smile about. As a resident of the natural state, you have the opportunity to commune with nature or explore the city. So, here are a few places to visit after you take your medicine.
Get Lucky at the Crater of Diamonds State Park.
If you play the lottery you stand a better chance of success unearthing a gem at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. It may sound too good to be true or fiction. But, over the years, visitors have unearthed about 29,000 gems. And the best thing is that you can keep your treasure. If you can rise to the challenge and feel energetic, we recommend trying this out. Even if you don’t discover the next Strawn-Wagner diamond, the experience of your effort is worthwhile. Plus, you can add treasure hunter to your resume.
Get Pampered in Eureka Springs.
Historically, people flocked to Eureka Springs for its cold springs believed to have healing properties. Despite the allure of the famed springs fading over time the Spas and Massage parlors in the historic town keep the tradition of relaxation, rejuvenation, and revitalization alive. Maybe all you need after taking your medicine is an aromatherapeutic massage to relieve all the tension in your body. Furthermore, there are countless spas that offer quality massages. For example, the Healthworks Massage and Reflexology Center, Carol Brown Massage Therapy, and Eureka Massage Therapy.
Explore the Buffalo River
Of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without some outdoor fun. Moreover, we are in the natural state so nature is definitely on the list. If you’ve already read the reviews then you probably know what to expect. Exceptional and scenic beauty, the glorious meandering Buffalo National River, waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. The Buffalo National River is a strong contender for the ‘most beautiful place in Arkansas’. Whether you just stop during a drive to take in the views or decide to take part in the slew of outdoor activities available. For example, canoeing, hiking, or camping. You are bound to appreciate the beauty of this place. Also, keep in mind that driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous and illegal. So, get someone to drive you when you decide to stop by.