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How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In Arkansas

Complete Guide 2018

AR – A marijuana card, or MedCard is a state issued identification card that enable qualified patients access to medical cannabis in a variety of forms from a registered dispensary. Issue 6 became effective on November 9, 2016, allowing cannabis for medical use throughout the state. The program is not fully active yet as the Department of Health has been sluggish to implement the AR med marijuana program. Here’s is the 2018 Complete on How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Arkansas Hot Springs

As a resident of the state, the process on how to get a medical marijuana card in Arkansas is a follows:

Step 1 – A Patient may be entered into the Arkansas Department of Health Registry if they first:

  1. Are diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.
  2. The Diagnosing Physician completes a Physician Written Certification

Step 2 – The Patient goes online http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/id-card-apply-online and applies for the card by following the steps below:

  1. You will need a Physician Written Certification, Arkansas-issued ID or driver’s license, required fees and an email address.
  2. You will need to create an account in our AMMSys online system. Click on Apply to Be a Patient. Then Click on Register as a new user.
  3. Enter a valid email address and create a password for the system that you can remember.
  4. You should receive a “Confirm Your Account” e-mail. If you can’t locate the email, look for it in your SPAM or TRASH. Once you’ve confirmed, you may start your application. 

How to Start The Arkansas MMJ Card Application:

  1. Log-in to your account by typing in your email address and your password.

Fill Out The Application:

  1. Complete ALL required information. Your name and address must match what is on your Arkansas-issued ID or driver’s license and Physician written certification.
  2. You will need to upload a copy of your official Physician Written Certification form (signed by your physician) and your Arkansas-issued ID or driver’s license. You can do this one of two ways:
    • Scan the document(s) to your computer
    • Take a clear picture of your document(s) with your phone or camera
  3. Click the upload button on the AR marijuana card application.
    • A window will pop up. Click on Choose File and then select the file on your computer that you named and click Start Upload.
  4. If you are not able to upload your forms, you have the option to mail them in to complete the application.

 Finishing The Application and Pay:

  1. Sign your application for an Arkansas medical ID card using your mouse or finger.
  2. When you’re all set, click the Submit button. You’re finished!
  3. When you submit payment the application information is submitted and the review process starts.

Q&A

Other Important Information about Arkansas Marijuana Cards

 1. How Much does an Arkansas Medical Cannabis Card Cost?

$50 (Non-Refundable)

 2. How Long Is a Arkansas Marijuana Card Good?

1 Year

3. If my marijuana card is lost, stolen or damaged what do I do and is there a fee to replace the card?

If the application was submitted online, you may print a replacement card. Simply return to the AMMsys account and reprint your card. Once a replacement card is issued the old card is no longer valid. There is a Registry Change Form available here for requesting a change or a replacement card. If you applied with a paper application, please complete the change form and mail to the office. 

4. I received my registry identification card, but my name is misspelled or has other incorrect information.  What do I do?

If the application was completed online you may complete the change form and submit. If you completed a paper application, complete the change form and mail to the office. A corrected replacement card will be sent as soon as possible. Once a replacement card is issued, the prior card is no longer valid. 

5. Can I alter or laminate my med marijuana card?

You may laminate your card, so long as the security features are still visible. You may not alter it in any other way.

6. If my registry identification card expired and I didn’t submit my renewal application before the deadline, am I still eligible to purchase medical marijuana?

When your card expires, the legal protection offered by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act is expired. You may still submit your renewal application.

7. Where can I find a recommending medical marijuana doctor in Arkansas?

Any Arkansas Physician can certify if they meet the following requirements: 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. A good place to start looking for a participating one is: Arkansas Dispensaries & Doctors.

8. Does Arkansas publish a list of participating marijuana doctors?

No.

Qualifying Conditions for Legal Arkansas Cannabis

What are Qualifying Debilitating Conditions Required to Receive Medical Marijuana in AR?

Debilitating Conditions List:

  • 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
  • Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health

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FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions we recieve regarding AR medical marijuana.

Once I have my Arkansas MMJ card, where can I buy marijuana?

  • You will go to a state licensed dispensary in Arkansas. At this time, the program is not active. When it is, here is a good place to find AR Dispensaries.
  • Arkansas Dispensaries & Doctors.

Once I have my AR MMJ card, can I grow my own marijuana??

  • Qualifying registered patients and their designated caregivers are not allowed to grow or cultivate medical marijuana. Marijuana-infused products must be purchased through the Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries.

How much legal weed can I have in AR with a card?

  • Qualifying registered patients in Arkansas can possess up to 2 1/2 Ounces of usable cannabis.

Can I Smoke Weed Once Qualified?

  • Yes. Marijuana for medical use in AR can be smoked in plant form or CBD & THC oils can be vaped.

What are the usable forms of MMJ in Arkansas?

  • Dried Herb, Bud or Flower
  • THC & CBD Oils
  • Wax or Dabs
  • Edibles

Can I take my medical cannabis to a different state?

  • No. According to current laws patients who obtain a medical card should use medical marijuana in Arkansas only.
  • Medical marijuana patients in all states may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.

Who Can Use Medical Marijuana?

  • A patient must have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition
  • A patient must be an Arkansas resident
  • A patient must possess a valid registry ID Card

I see CBD for sale online in the forms of oils, topicals, tinctures & gummies. CBD products for sale are also in commercials, head shops, pet stores and holistic shops around town. Is this CBD Oil legal in Arkansas?

  • Hemp CBD oil which is derived from the hemp plant is legal throughout the United States. Hemp derived CBD oil is legal, however to obtain Cannabis derived CBD oil, you will need to be entered into the registry.

Will CBD, Hemp, or cannabidiol oil get me high?

  • No

What is the difference between CBD & THC?

  • Psychoactive Vs. Non-Psychoactive. THC creates a euphoric effect due to the way it connects to the bodies endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. Cannabidiol, or CBD reacts differently and is used with patients that require or prefer non euphoric care.

Is CBD for Pets really a thing?

  • Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.

Where can I get CBD for pets?

  • You can find CBD for pets online, at some pet stores, and at holistic shops.
  • Buy CBD for pets online.

Are THC edibles allowed in Arkansas?

  • Yes, marijuana edibles infused with THC are allowed.

Can I use Medical Marijuana Anywhere after I have my Arkansas medical marijuana card?

  • 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.

I recently saw a news article that recreational weed in Arkansas was legal, Is This True?

  • No. Recreational Marijuana Is NOT LEGAL in Arkansas – The Article was Fake News.

How Much Should I consume?

  • We are not doctors or physicians. You should always consult with a licensed Arkansas medical marijuana doctor before using medical marijuana in any forms.

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