Arkansas’s 18 Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana
In 2016, Amendment No. 98 was passed and the Arkansas medical marijuana act became the legal list of qualifying conditions for patients to get a medical marijuana card. Since then, the With the passing of Amendment No. 98 in 2016, the Arkansas medical marijuana act became the legal list of qualifying conditions for patients to get a medical marijuana card. Since then, Arkansas has allowed its residents to purchase marijuana from licensed medical dispensaries.
Residents can get medical marijuana in Arkansas if they fulfill the following requirements:
- Being over 18 years of age (or having written consent from a parent or legal guardian if under 18)
- Valid Arkansas proof of residency (driver’s license or state ID)
- Physical certification from a physician dated within 30 days of application
- Application form and nonrefundable $50 fee
- Have an official diagnosis of one of Arkansas’s qualifying conditions for medical marijuana
According to Arkansas medical marijuana laws, visiting patients who are not Arkansas residents but have a valid medical marijuana card issued from their state of residence can also benefit from the medical marijuana program.
All they need to do is hold an official diagnosis of one of the qualifying conditions. Plus, a medical marijuana card or equivalent from their home state, and issue an application with a $50 fee. The visiting patient permit allows out-of-state patients to purchase medical marijuana from Arkansas dispensaries for 30 days. The applications can be made online through the AMMSys Portal.
According to the Arkansas medical marijuana act, there are currently 18 qualifying conditions that allow residents to apply for a medical card. Medical cannabis is used for pain, inflammation, nausea, insomnia, and mood disorders. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has carefully selected the 18 following conditions as eligible for this kind of treatment. Any other medical condition approved by the Arkansas Board of Health also qualifies for medical marijuana in Arkansas.
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Intractable pain Intractable pain for 6 months or longer
- Severe nausea
- Seizures (including those are characteristic of epilepsy) including those characteristic of epilepsy
- Muscle Spasms (including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis) Severe and persistent muscle spasms including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Want to Get Certified?
If you have one of the Arkansas medical marijuana qualifying conditions, we can get you certified with or without a written record.