Smackover Arkansas Medical Marijuana Doctor
Ozark MMJ Cards provides medical marijuana cards to residents of Smackover, Arkansas. It is found within Union County, northwest of the El Dorado metro area, which is ten miles to the south on Arkansas Route 7. The City of Smackover received its unusual name in the 19th century from French settlers of the area. These settlers referred to the area by the name “Sumac Couvert,” which translates to “covered in sumac bushes.” The English-speaking settlers adopted the name phonetically and eventually, the area became officially known as “Smackover.”
Initially, the oil industry played a major role in the local economy. However, as the oil industry in the southern region of Arkansas declined in the second half of the twentieth century, many jobs and businesses associated with it were lost. However, Smackover has retained its “oil town” vibe. Main Street is lined with western-style store fronts and a street-mounted antique stop light is located in the town’s center. Smackover’s oil town past is also the focus of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources. The Museum commemorates the history and culture of the area with an indoor reconstruction of the city’s downtown, an Oil Field Park, and a variety of exhibits depicting the oil industry history of southern Arkansas. Smackover hosts an annual four-day Oil Town Festival every summer, in addition to multiple various community events including outdoor concerts, seasonal festivals, and sports competitions.
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.