Newport Medical Marijuana Doctor
Ozark MMJ Cards provides medical marijuana cards to residents of Newport, Arkansas. It is located northeast of Little Rock on the White River. Other river towns including Augusta, Des Arc, Clarendon and St. Charles are located along the banks of the White River. The river angles south over the Arkansas Delta region and eventually merges with the Mississippi River in southeast Arkansas.
The White River National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 90 miles from the river’s end. Anglers frequently enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and bream on the White River and in the many small lakes of the White River National Wildlife Refuge. Residents of Newport can enjoy plentiful outdoor recreational activities along the waters of the lower White River and at nearby Jacksport State Park. The park’s facilities include 20 campsites, a swimming beach, pavilion, picnic sites, a playground, and the half-mile Tunstall Riverwalk. Courthouse museum exhibits are regularly hosted in the park’s historic 1872 Courthouse.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is county’s main law enforcement entity. Two prisons operated by the Arkansas Department of Corrections are located in Newport off of Arkansas Highway 384: the Grimes Unit and the McPherson Unit. The Grimes Unit is a maximum-security state prison for men, while the McPherson Unit is a prison for women and includes the state’s “death row” for female criminals.
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.