How to Get Your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card

by | Nov 18, 2021 | Health & Relief

Updated on November 26, 2021. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.

Are you a resident of Arkansas looking for a convenient, simple, fast, and professional experience when applying for your Medical Marijuana Card? Then you are at the right place. At quickmedcards, we make it our mission to make medical marijuana accessible to qualifying patients. While providing quality yet affordable service. Your health and well-being are our top priority. And, we are motivated to continuously improve our service to help our patients register for the state’s medical marijuana program. Before starting, it is important to know whether you qualify and what you need to be a lawful medical marijuana patient in the state. So, go through our simple step-by-step process. We are positive that you will find it very informative and helpful. When you’re ready, sign up and get started on your road to recovery and wellness.

How to get your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card Online

Register with quickmedcards

Signing up with quickmedcards is a very easy process.

First, fill out the information form. Here you will choose your medical condition, enter your current medication, identifying information, date of birth, mobile number, and location information. Then, agree to the terms of conditions and privacy policy.

Afterward, sign in with your Google account or register with your email address and create a password.

Book an appointment with a licensed marijuana doctor in Arkansas

After creating your account, you will be directed to a page where you can upload your identifying documents. For instance, your Arkansas ID or Arkansas Driver’s License. Thereafter, upload your medical records (this step is optional but recommended). Now, the easy part. Book an appointment with an Arkansas medical marijuana doctor. Here, you will see the time your doctor is available. Select a time that is most convenient for you. Finally, head to the payment page where you will pay for your consultation with your cannabis doctor. You could use your debit or credit card. And, don’t worry, you will receive a 100% refund should the doctor decide not to certify you for medical marijuana.

Attend your online marijuana evaluation

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.

You will get a secure link through email and text 10 minutes before your appointment. Most importantly, your mobile device, tablet, or laptop must have a camera and be connected to a stable internet connection.

Additionally, check that your device is ready by doing a test call through https://doxy.me/precall-test.

During your appointment, you and your doctor will have a conversation about why medical marijuana may be beneficial for your treatment and well-being. The appointment usually takes 10-15 minutes.

Get certified for medical marijuana in Arkansas

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. Furthermore, your written certification is also in your quickmedcards account. This is in the ‘My MJ Recommendation’ section. You will use this certification when applying for your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card.

Create an account and apply

Visit the Arkansas Medical Marijuana System. Fill in the required fields. They include your first and last name, date of birth, email, and password. Check your email for a “Confirm Your Account” email. (check your spam or trash folder if the email does not show up in your regular inbox). Verify your account and begin your application.

Complete your application

Ensure you complete every section of the application. Remember, an incomplete application won’t be processed and it will delay your application process.

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.

Receive your Arkansas medical marijuana card

Check the status of your application after 14 days. To clarify, the Arkansas Department of Health takes 10-14 days to process a complete application. When approved, print your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card. Besides, the department will print and mail your card even if you don’t print it yourself.

Qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Arkansas

Arkansas residents diagnosed with the following medical conditions may qualify for medical marijuana:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Tourrette’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 means pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, remedies, or surgical procedures for more than 6 months
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures including those typical of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including those specific to multiple sclerosis

And, any other health condition or its treatment approved by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Program requirements and patient eligibility

To qualify for the Arkansas medical marijuana card, patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

First, you must be 18 years of age or older or be a minor patient with parental consent.

Secondly, you must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.

Moreover, you need an official written certification from a physician.

Additionally, you must be an Arkansas resident with proof of residency.

Also, 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)

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. Thus, 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.

So, 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.

Arkansas Caregiver Information

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.

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.