Fort Smith Medical Marijuana Doctor
Ozark MMJ Cards provides medical marijuana cards to residents of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Considered the original gateway to The Wild West, Fort Smith has been recognized as a “Top Ten True Western Town” by True West magazine. Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas, getting its start as an important center for outfitting forty-niners during the gold rush in the late 1840s. Due to the fact that its route had fresh grass earlier in the spring than other routes to California, one of the first wagon trains left from the town. Fort Smith’s slogan is, “Where the New South Meets the Old West.”
Residents and tourists of Fort Smith can enjoy its unique history at various historical attractions around the city. Miss Laura’s Visitors Center is located in the Historic Downtown District along the Arkansas River. A former Old West bordello, the Victorian mansion is the only “house of ill repute” on the National Register of Historic Places. At the Fort Smith National Historic Site, visitors can learn about Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves and the outlaws he brought to justice. The Belle Grove Historic District encompasses a 22-square block area with four historic homes available to tour, including the Darby House. General William O. Darby grew up in this home before becoming the founder of the celebrated Darby’s Rangers of WWII and that would eventually become the modern-day Army Rangers. The home now serves as a heritage museum that contains military memorabilia of General Darby and other WWII artifacts.
Fort Smith is a hub of agritourism in addition to history. Combining agriculture and tourism, visitors can the local vineyards, winery, farms, and the Fort Smith Farmer’s Market for a true taste of the region! The market brings almost 100 growers, artisans and vendors of a variety of quality items, including fresh produce, flowers, homemade candies, baked goods, canned jams and preserves, woodturning pieces, gourmet coffees, organic eggs, grass-fed beef and handcrafted items.
Our mission is to increase access to legal medical marijuana certification at the lowest cost and to provide our patients with the best possible guidance regarding the safe, responsible use of medical marijuana.
There are currently 18 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana therapy that the state of Arkansas recognizes as legal and valid:
- 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
- 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
The Ozark MMJ Card process: a potential patient will submit the patient information form found on our website and upload a record of a qualifying condition. Within one business day, the patient will receive a phone call to schedule a concierge appointment. Visits generally take about 15 minutes, but extra time is reserved so the doctor is able to answer any questions the patient may have. Upon conclusion of the certification, the patient will receive the Physician’s Written Certification required for a State-issued medical marijuana card. We guide every patient through the process of applying with the state of Arkansas, once you have received your medical recommendation from Ozark MMJ Card’s concierge physician.
For patients without documentation of a qualifying condition, an appointment will need to be scheduled with our concierge service to confirm qualification before proceeding with medical marijuana card certification. Per HIPAA regulations, any information obtained between a physician and a patient in a bona fide medical arrangement is completely confidential and private. This is known as Protected Health Information and a third party can only obtain it with the written consent of the patient. Qualification is not guaranteed. Qualifying is based on the doctor’s determination, qualifying conditions, and a patient’s complete medical history.
Ozark MMJ Cards (Arkansas Medical Marijuana Cards) was founded by Dr. Daniel Whitelocke to ensure patients receive quality care and have access to alternative medicines including medical cannabis. After extensive research on the benefits of medical marijuana card programs in other states, Dr. Whitelocke decided he wanted to help patients by offering affordable medical cannabis card certifications.